Install & Update a GPL Plugin Step by Step Guide – Thank you for being our valued customer. We are providing complete steps on how to install and update a GPL Plugin.
How to Install a GPL Plugin?
Follow these steps to install a GPL Plugin –
- Buy a Plugin from our website as per your need. If you can’t find a Plugin then you can request it on our email – [email protected]
- Download the Plugin from the order section. For this, navigate to Orders -> View Order
- Go Plugins section, click on Add New then Upload your plugin.
- Once uploaded click on activate
Note – You may need to unzip or extract the downloaded plugin package to get the real installable file.
You can refer to the screenshot given below. We are installing the Elementor Pro plugin.
You have successfully installed the Plugin. Now you can proceed with important plugin and Plugin demo installation.
Note – Generally, there is no license key with GPL Plugin. Most of the Plugins and plugins will work without a key. Yet, you can check the product activation tab for additional info or you can try and key like realgpl. Sometimes it will work.
How to update a GPL Plugin?
Please follow the steps provided below to update a GPL Plugin –
Important – You will not lose your data and settings by following this method. Yet, keep a backup for security. You can use any backup plugin to take your website backup.
1. Download the update from your Account Order section or from the product page (refer to the below screenshot)
2. For updates, you can check the last modified date and version of the Plugin on the product page.
We are taking an example of the Elementor Plugin here – We have highlighted the download link, product version, and update date and time.
3. Unzip or extract the downloaded package if needed
4. Go to the WordPress Plugin section and upload your Plugin. Plugins>Add New->Upload Now->Install Now
5. It will ask for replace the old version. You can do it without any hesitation.
Wow, You just did it. The Plugin update is complete now.
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Some Common Installation and Update Problems
Problem 1 – Zip Under Zip (No valid plugins were found)
It is very important that you do not forget that some products (for example those of (ThemeForest and Codecanyon) on many occasions come in a double compression, that is to say, a zip file inside another zip.
Check your product when downloading BEFORE INSTALLING to see if this is the case because if it is, the main zip you downloaded will not be the installable one, which will lead you to installation errors like the one in the CSS stylesheet for example.
If you upload the main zip and receive an error, it is most likely because the main zip is not the installable one. Unzip the main zip and you will find the installable zip inside.
Problem 2 – Install Theme & Plugin at respective locations
Remember that the Plugins, Extensions, and Addons are always uploaded in the Plugins area. And the Themes always in the Appearance area.
Problem 3 – Not meeting hosting requirements
You MUST make sure that your WordPress installation meets the minimum requirements suggested in our Q&A section, which are as follows:
Make sure your hosting meets the following minimum requirements for WordPress:
Apache or NGINX based webserver with 1 GB of RAM
PHP version 7.4 or higher
MySQL version 5.6+ or MariaDB version 10.0+
Apache Module mod_rewrite
Problem 4 – Not meeting minimum resource requirements
To avoid errors during product installation, make sure you are using the correct PHP settings on your web server:
max_execution_time = 300;
max_input_vars = 5000;
memory_limit = 256M;
post_max_size = 128M;
upload_max_filesize = 128M;
Problem 5 – Upload big size Plugin through FTP or cpanel Upload
For plugins with a weight of more than 30 megabytes (which include the different templates), it is necessary that you make your upload through FTP or CPanel upload.
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