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Getting Started with Installation

Install a Plugin using the WordPress Admin Plugin Upload

Getting Started with Installation 1

  1. First, you need to download the plugin from the source (which will be a zip file).Note: Downloaded zip file from CodeCanyon is not the installable zip file. The installable zip file is found inside the downloaded zip file. Extract the downloaded zip file and use the plugin zip file for installation.
  2. Next, you need to go to the WordPress admin area and visit Plugins » Add New.
  3. After that, click on the Upload Plugin button on top of the page.Getting Started with Installation 2
  4. This will bring you to the plugin upload page. Here you need to click on the choose file button and select the plugin file you downloaded earlier to your computer.Getting Started with Installation 3
  5. After you have selected the file, you need to click on the install now button.
  6. WordPress will now upload the plugin file from your computer and install it for you.
  7. You will see a success message like this after installation is finished.
    Installing Plugin Manually
    Installing Plugin Manually
  8. Once installed, you need to click on the Activate Plugin link to start using the plugin.

 

Manually Install a WordPress Plugin using FTP

In some cases, your WordPress hosting provider may have file restrictions that could limit your ability to install a plugin from the admin area.

In this situation, your best bet is to install the plugin manually using FTP.

  1. First, you will need to download the plugin’s source file (it will be a zip file). Next, you need to extract the zip file on your computer.
  2. Extracting the plugin zip file will create a new folder with the same name. This is the folder that you need to manually upload to your website using an FTP client.
  3. You would need to access your host through the FTP manager. If you do not have your FTP username and password, then contact your WordPress hosting provider and ask them.
  4. Open the FTP client on your computer and connect to your website using the login credentials provided by your web host. Once connected, you need to access the path /wp-content/plugins/
  5. Next, upload the folder you extracted from the zip file to the /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your web server.Getting Started with Installation 4
  6. After uploading the files, you need to visit the WordPress admin area and click on the Plugins link in the admin menu. You will see your plugin successfully installed on the plugins page.Getting Started with Installation 5
  7. You need to click on the Activate link below the plugin. Upon activating, you may need to configure the plugin settings. WordPress plugins come with their own settings which differ from one plugin to another so we will not describe them here.
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12 thoughts on “Getting Started with Installation”

    1. Yes, the free version is actually a demo version. Many people requested a demo version so we released with some limitations.
      The full version has unlimited pages.

      You can check your PDF and all the pages in our old site which we are moving to this new location.
      https://dearflip.com/pdf-viewer/

      or get the Chrome extension which uses the same core, and check all the pages from your PDF.
      https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pdf-viewer-pdf-flipbook-d/bbbnbmpdkfkndckfmcndgabefnmdedfp

  1. I’m just trying out the limited edition, following the Youtube instructions. The preview works fine. However, when publishing, this message appears on the website (all of the default settings have been left as they were). This remains for at least 15 minutes, the preview loads in seconds
    Please wait while flipbook is loading. For more related info, FAQs and issues please refer to dFlip 3D Flipbook WordPress Help documentation.var option_df_5114 = {“outline”:[],”forceFit”:”true”,”autoEnableOutline”:”false”,”autoEnableThumbnail”:”false”,”overwritePDFOutline”:”false”,”direction”:”1″,”pageMode”:”0″,”source”:”https:\/\/www.abcc.co.uk\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/02\/ABCC-Journal-1-2020-Draft-2.pdf”,”wpOptions”:”true”}; if(window.DFLIP && DFLIP.parseBooks){DFLIP.parseBooks();}

    I cannot see any incorrect steps in the process. Access to the page where the item is loaded is password protected.

    1. Hi Mark,
      That message is only for limited edition since they are not under premium support so they are provided with a link they can access to learn more when such issues occur.
      The message should not display for long. Please make sure your PDFs are not gzipped and served with partial content support.
      https://dearflip.com/docs/dearflip-wordpress/issues-and-faqs/#pdf-and-flipbook-loading-issues

      Also if you can share the URL to your page, we could look at it.

      Best,
      Deepak

    1. Deepak Ghimire

      Yes, you can! You can use hideControls settings to disable the required controls, using their control name.

  2. Hey,

    I have a multilingual website. I can see there is an option under “dFlip / settings / translate” to add a translation.

    I would like to know if I can create a flipbook with buttons translated in French and a second flipbook with buttons translated in Spanish (within the same website).

    Thanks

  3. Hi, I’m testing your plugin with DIVI.
    Only type=”thumb” works as expected. The result of whatever other type or no-type, is the pdf automatically opened.
    Is.a limitation of free versione? I’m interested in the link type as you suggested above but still the pdf is automatically opened 🙁

    1. Deepak Ghimire

      Hi,

      Yes, only thumb and embedded types are supported with the demo lite version. Anything else will fallback to embedded type.
      Best,
      DearHive

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