PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) WordPress Error, While Installing Plugin & Theme

By | October 16, 2013

PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) is a wordpress error, which occurs when installing wordpress plugin and themes.

Here is the solution for the above error, actual problem behind this error is plugin/theme format

  • Plugin/Theme should be in .zip format
  • When the format is .rar,  the above error will be thrown


STEP 1] - Check format of your plugin, if the foramt is  .rar.

PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) WordPress Error

PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) WordPress Error


STEP 2] - Extract the plugin into folder

STEP 3] - Right Click on the extracted folder and choose “Add to Archive” and choose archive format as .ZIP



Checkout the format of the plugin and PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) won’t come again for that plugin/theme.





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