Due to unknown reason, I cannot connect to official plugin service in these days. Alternatively, I downloaded the zip file of QuickMapService and unziped it to the directory

C:\Program Files\QGIS 2.18\apps\qgis\python\plugins

My QGIS version is 2.18.3 and I have enabled the plugin in the plugin manager.

However, the manager show me the error message like

Coordinate Capture

Capture mouse coordinates in different CRS

Category: Vector 

Installed version: Version 0.1 (in C:/PROGRA~1/QGIS2~1.18/apps/qgis/plugins/coordinatecaptureplugin.dll)

I'm not sure it's due to the plugin itself (unlikely!) or the way I install the plugin (wrong directory?). Any suggestion?


External plugins should be installed to


If you want to install QuickMapServices manually, you have to extract it to the folder given above, not under the C:\Program Files\ folder. The folder you used is for core python plugins.

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