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Getting Started with Installation

Install a Plugin using the WordPress Admin Plugin Upload

  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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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30 thoughts on “Getting Started with Installation”

  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.

    Reply
    • 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.
      PDF and flipbook loading issues

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

      Best,
      Deepak

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

      Reply
  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

    Reply
  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 🙁

    Reply
    • Hi,

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

      Reply
  4. Hi,
    With the full plugin licence is it possible to block printing from the PDF flip books that I create ?
    I want to protect my work from illegal downloading.
    Thanks

    Reply
    • Hi,

      The plugin main focus is to display the PDFs in a flipbook format. Securing/Protecting from downloads is not the main focus of our PDF Viewer. You can remove the download button to hide the download button.

      Best,
      DearHive

      Reply
    • Hi, With Pro version you can translate the text from button to a specific language. Viewers cannot select their language and change to that language.

      Reply
    • Hi,

      The plugin doesn’t have any pages created by itself. The flipbooks are in fact added to other posts and pages. So restricting those pages and posts is the main idea. Thus this doesn’t fall under the flipbook plugin criteria. We suggest using membership and security plugins to define such Rules on those pages.

      Best,
      DearHive

      Reply
  5. I’m trying out free version before buying premium. Everything looks okay with WordPress preview of flip-book, but if I publish post and then try to load flip-book, I get a message that says “Cannot access file.” I have added my PDF file to flip-book library and it works fine in preview, but for some reason won’t load after publishing post.

    Please advise.

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  6. Hi- THe PDF I have loaded into the plugin only views in preview mode – when using the page link to view it does not load just keeps trying to load. Both the page and dflip have been published.

    Reply
  7. Hello, no matter what height I enter in the free version of the plugin, the thumbnail will alwas be only 200px high. Can I change that?

    Thanks for any hint,

    Reply
  8. Hello,

    is the Text-Link feature premium? It does not work in the free version. I do not find this listed under free nor under premium.

    Thanks.

    Reply

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