How to install and activate Charitable extensions
Charitable extensions are normal WordPress plugins, which add extra features to Charitable.
1. Download the plugin file
When you purchase a plugin license through wpcharitable.com, you will receive access to download the latest version of the plugin.
After you make your purchase, check your email for the Purchase Receipt email. This will include all the download links and the license keys for your Charitable plugin(s):
To download the plugin, simply click the link in the email.
The links in the Purchase Receipt email will expire after a period of time. If that happens, you can download your plugin(s) through the wpcharitable.com account area. Simply log in using the account created when you made your purchase and then download the plugin from the Downloads tab.
2. Install the plugin
There are two ways to install a plugin:
- Install it in the WordPress dashboard — the recommended approach.
- Install it through FTP.
How to install a plugin in your WordPress dashboard
You can install a Charitable extension in your WordPress dashboard. This is the way we recommend installing Charitable extensions, since it’s the easiest.
In your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New:
Next, click on the Upload Plugin in the top left corner, attach the zip file you downloaded earlier, and finally click Install Now.
Skip ahead to find out how to activate your plugin.
How to install a plugin via FTP
If you have FTP access to your website server and you are comfortable with using an FTP program like Cyberducks or Filezilla, you can follow the steps below to install with FTP.
First of all, you will need to unzip the zip file you downloaded earlier. You will be uploading the plugin folder, not the zip file itself.
Next, log in to your website server using FTP. Navigate to the
/wp-content/plugins directory in your WordPress installation files.
Upload the plugin folder to the
plugins directory to install it.
3. Activate the plugin
Now that you have installed the plugin, the final step is to activate it.
If you installed the plugin via the WordPress dashboard, simply click on the Activate Plugin button:
You can also activate plugins by going to Plugins > Installed Plugins.