How to install WordPress plugins
Download the Plugin from CodeCanyon
When you purchased the plugin, you can access the download area where you can download a zip file, this file contains several folders inside it.
First, unzip the file and you can see that the zip file includes: documentation, screenshots, license, and another zip file which is named
Below is the description of each individual folder:
Documentation: This folder contains the documentation files that show you how to set up the plugin. Screenshots: This folder contains some screenshots from the plugin's Settings page as well as front-end design. License: This folder contains the license information about the plugin plugin-name.zip: This is the main plugin folder which you should upload and install.
Two ways to install the plugin:
You can install the plugin the normal way via the dashboard or using an FTP client.
A. Installing the Plugin Via Dashboard
Simply go to
Plugins > Add New
Click on the Upload Plugin button and browse to the folder where you downloaded and extracted the package from CodeCanyon:
and select the zip file where PLUGIN-NAME is the name of the plugin you want to install and then click open and Install Now.
B. Installing the Plugin Via FTP
- Login to FTP client
- Extract the plugin-name.zip file on your computer
- Upload plugin-name folder to wp-content > plugins directory.
- Go to dashboard > Plugin and activate the plugin.
Note: Ask your hosting provider for FTP credentials
Activating the Plugin
Once you uploaded the zip file and installed the plugin, click Activate Plugin to activate the plugin. You can go to
Plugins > Installed Pluings and find the plugin you want to activate. If not activated already, click on the "Activate" button.
How to add custom css to WordPress
To add your custom css, once in your WordPress dashboard, go to
Appearance -> Customize:
Then, click on additional CSS:
And write (paste) your custom CSS and hit the save & publish button:
DO NOT modify the main css files in the plugin, once you update the plugin, you will lose all your changes.
How to update plugins
When a new version comes out, please make sure you read the changelog at the bottom of the plugin’s page at codecanyon. In the changelog, you can see what has been changed in the new release. If you decided to update please follow these steps:
Update via FTP – This is the safest way. If you have access via FTP to your site files, you can replace the plugin files with the updated ones. Just go to wp-content/plugins/plugin-name and replace the files with the ones on the zip of the updated plugin.
Update via WordPress Admin – Deactivate and delete the plugin on the Plugin’s administration page of WordPress and upload and activate the updated files. This method should not affect your customizations (ex: custom messages). However, we recommend the FTP solution, because it’s safer.
Please backup your custom language files if you are deleting the plugin and uploading it again! Please make sure you read the Update section in the documentation related to each plugin in case a particular version requires special update.
How to translate plugins
If your website language is not English, you can translate the plugin using the language file provided. Please search the internet if you are not sure how to translate WordPress plugins.
You can also use Loco Translate (https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/loco-translate/) to translate the plugin to your desire language. If you translated the plugin and would like to share your language files so other users can use them, please email me and I will include them in the next release.
The POT file is located in