Getting Started with Charitable Pro

This guide assumes that you have purchased a license to Charitable Pro and that you have received your package containing Charitable, all of its extensions and the Reach theme and child theme. If you have not but you would like to find out about purchasing a license to Charitable Pro, sign up at

Install Plugins

Install Easy Digital Downloads

If you are using Easy Digital Downloads to handle the donations, you should install and activate it first.

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for “Easy Digital Downloads”.

    Install Easy Digital Downloads
    Install Easy Digital Downloads
  3. Click the Install Now button.
  4. Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins.
  5. Activate Easy Digital Downloads.

Install Charitable & its extensions

Now we can move onto installing Charitable itself. This can be done via your WordPress dashboard:

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Click the Upload Plugin button at the top of the page.
  3. Select from the Charitable Pro package you received from us and click Install Now.
  4. Repeat this process for all the Charitable extensions. All of the Charitable extensions begin with charitable.
  5. Once all plugins are installed, they need to be activated. To do this, go to Plugins Installed Plugins.
  6. Activate each plugin that you want to activate. You should activate Charitable before activating the other plugins.

Inside your dashboard, you should now see a new tab in the menu called Charitable.

Install Theme

If you want to use the Reach theme with Charitable, the next step is to install it.

  1. Go to Appearance Themes. 
  2. Click the Add New button at the top of the page.
  3. On the following page, click the Upload Theme button at the top of the page.
  4. Select from the Charitable Pro package you received from us and click Install Now.
  5. Repeat this process and install
  6. Once Reach and Reach Child are installed, you need to activate the Reach Child theme. Return to Appearance Themes.
  7. Find the Reach Child theme and click the Activate button that appears when you hover over it.

On the frontend of the website, you should now see the Reach theme installed.

Next Steps