Installation and Update
You can install the plugin automatically or manually. However, depending on the way you've acquired the plugin (whether you've bought it as a standalone product or within a theme's package), there are different options for its automatic installation and update.
Automatic installation (recommended)
If you buy the plugin as a standalone product, the easiest way to install (and later update) it is to use the following plugin from Envato. Just download the Envato's plugin and follow its official installation guide.
If the plugin is included into a theme's package (for example, in Seriously) and it is one of the theme's recommended plugins, you can install it by visiting Appearance - Install plugins right after the theme's activation.
There are two ways to install the plugin manually:
- WordPress Administration Panel Upload;
- FTP Upload.
To install the plugin, you must first upload the plugin files via one of the installation methods and then activate the plugin itself.
WordPress Administration Panel Upload (recommended)
Step 1: Navigate to Plugins* in your WordPress administration panel. (*See below for WPMU users).
Step 2: Click the Add New button at the top of the page.
Step 3: Click the Upload Plugin button that replaced Add New button.
Step 4: Select the plugin .zip file you downloaded from Codecanyon or from the theme's package (depending on the way you've acquired the plugin) and click Install Now.
Step 5: In Plugins list find the plugin and click Activate.
*If you have WMPU plugin installed, Navigate to My Sites (top left corner in your WordPress administration panel) Network Admin > Plugins.
WPMU users please be warned that according to Envato’s policy on Extended license (section 5) you must purchase Extended License of the plugin to use legally within your network.
FTP Upload (alternative)
Step 1: Connect to your website host using your FTP client (for example, FileZilla).
Step 2: Go to your default WordPress plugins folder (/wp-content/plugins/) and upload the non-zipped plugin folder into that folder (/wp-content/plugins/).
Step 3: Navigate to Plugins in your WordPress administration panel and click Activate (the uploaded plugin) once the upload has finished.
Automatic update (recommended)
If you buy the plugin as a standalone product, we'd recommend you to use Envato Market WordPress plugin which will automatically keep track of which plugins require an update and will update them for you.
If the plugin is included into a theme's package, please, update the theme first and then go to Appearance - Install plugins where you can update it.
Manual update via FTP (alternative)
Step 1: Re-download the plugin from your Codecanyon account or from the theme's package (depending on the way you've acquired it).
Step 2: Deactivate the plugin in WordPress admin panel.
Step 3: Connect to your website host using your FTP client (for example, FileZilla).
Step 4: Go to your default WordPress plugins folder (/wp-content/plugins/) and upload the non-zipped plugin folder into that folder (/wp-content/plugins/) rewriting the previously uploaded files.
Step 5: Activate the plugin in WordPress admin panel.