Plugin Installation & Update

All Dev4Press plugins can be installed into WordPress using different methods. This includes the use of specialized Dev4Press Updater plugin (it can install and update all Dev4Press Pro plugins and addons), using WordPress directly, or using FTP. All three methods can be used for the plugin update.

Free plugins on WordPress.org

Many Dev4Press plugins are available in the WordPress.org plugins repository. These plugins can be installed via WordPress -> Plugins -> Add New Plugin interface. Just type in the plugin name in the search box, and the plugin will be listed with option to install, and after installation to activate. Plugins installed through WordPress.org are automatically updated, and anytime new version is available, it will appear in the Plugins or Update panel for you to update.

Installation

It is highly recommended to use Dev4Press Updater plugin to install all other plugins, because it will integrated into WordPress and allow you to have updates for all Dev4Press plugins available inside the WordPress as with any other plugin. But, if you want to install via WordPress Plugins Add New, or FTP, you can download ZIP files for plugins from individual plugin home pages (each one has Download page), or via your Dev4Press Dashboard Quick Downloads page.

With Dev4Press Updater

  1. Setup Dev4Press Updater plugin following instructions.
  2. Open Dev4Press menu, Install New panel.
  3. You will see the list of products you have a license for.
  4. Select the plugin you want to install, and click the Install Now link.
  5. The plugin will be installed, and you will get the option to activate it.

With WordPress Plugins Add New

  1. Download plugin ZIP file to your computer.
  2. Login into WordPress Administration.
  3. Open Plugins panel, Add New.
  4. Click on the Upload option at the top of the page.
  5. An upload form appears, click Choose and select plugin ZIP archive from your computer.
  6. Click Install Now.
  7. The plugin will be uploaded and installed, and you will get the option to activate it.

With FTP Upload

  1. Download plugin ZIP file to your computer.
  2. Unzip the archive, and you will get a directory with the name of the plugin.
  3. Use FTP client to content to your website FTP server.
  4. Locate the ‘plugins’ directory for your website.
  5. Move the directory that you have unpacked from the ZIP archive to the ‘plugins’ directory.
  6. Wait for the upload to finish.
  7. Login into WordPress Administration.
  8. Open the Plugins panel and find the plugin.
  9. Click Activate.

Update

If you want to install new version of the plugin you already have installed, you can do it in few ways.

Plugin Settings

When it comes to updating, it is important to know that even if you remove the Dev4Press plugin, all plugin settings remain in the database, so when you update it later, it will pick up old settings.

With Dev4Press Updater

Once you setup the Dev4Press Updater plugin, it will notify you once the update is available. And, when this plugin finds an update, the update is done as with other WordPress plugins (directly from WordPress Plugins panel, WordPress Update, and from Dev4Press Updater’s own panel).

With WordPress Plugins Add New

An update is the same as installation, and it does follow same steps as the Installation, and you don’t need to remove the old plugin version; when you upload the file, and WordPress determines that the plugin is already installed, you need to confirm that you want to replace the existing version with the new one.

With FTP Upload

It is the same as with installation using FTP upload. But, since the old plugin version is there already, the FTP client will ask you what to do, and you always choose: replace existing files.

What’s next?

When the plugin is installed, or updated, each plugin has Install and Update panel where you need to check and complete the process and make sure everything is OK.

Post-install Process

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Post-update Process

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Important Notice

If you are updating a plugin that has addons (GD Rating System Pro, GD Press Tools Pro, and GD Mail Queue Pro), it is highly recommended to first disable the plugin and all its addons you have installed. In some cases, addons are updated at the same time with the main plugin, and you must update the main plugin and all its addons available for update.

You can use any update method, just make sure the plugin and addons for it are disabled before the update. After you update the plugin and its addons, you can reactivate them. No settings are lost during this process.

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