Locate the install file
The main plugin package (that CodeCanyon offers to download by default) contains: documentation, licensing and source files. WordPress, however, expects a very specific install file. In order to provide you both the installable plugin and additional assets, we've bundled them together into one ZIP file. This is the reason why in most cases you will need to unpack the downloaded ZIP file first, then use the installable package inside.
- If you explicitly chose the Installable WordPress file only option when you've downloaded the plugin from CodeCanyon, then you have nothing to do. That is the file you will need to use during the installation.
- In any other cases, you will need to first unpack the ZIP file you've downloaded from CodeCanyon. The installable file will be inside, it's usually called something like "wowgallery-x.x.x.install.zip".
Installation through the WP admin interface
- Locate the installable file described in the above section.
- On your WordPress admin area navigate to Plugins > Add new, then press the Upload Plugin button on the top of the page.
- Choose the installable ZIP file mentioned previously, then hit the Install Now button.
- WordPress might ask you to enter your FTP login credentials. Click on Proceed when you've finished.
- The plugin is now installed, click on the Activate Plugin button.
- A new menu entry called WOW Gallery should appear on your WordPress admin sidebar.
Installation via FTP
- Locate the installable ZIP file described at the top of this page, then unpack it.
- Open your favorite FTP application and connect to your server. Navigate to the "/wp-content/plugins/" folder.
- Copy over the "WOWGallery" folder extracted from the installable ZIP file.
- Navigate to the Plugins page on your WordPress admin area and click the Activate button below WOW Gallery.
- A menu entry called WOW Gallery should appear on your WordPress admin sidebar.
- Please be aware that you must use the "wowgallery-x.x.x.install.zip" file when you try to install the plugin on the WP admin area. The main package downloaded from CodeCanyon contains a lot of other assets. You must unpack it first, then find the above mentioned file inside for installation. The only exception is if you explicitly chose the Installable WordPress file only option on CodeCanyon.
- If you receive a No valid plugins were found error message, you've almost certainly uploaded the wrong ZIP file. Please read the previous point and the installation instructions again.
- The Destination folder already exists error message means that you already have another copy of WOW Gallery installed and you can't use multiple versions simultaneously. Make sure to deactivate and delete the previous copy or check your theme settings to disable bundled versions (if any) before attempting to install the new release. This will not affect your sliders and settings, they will remain still and be available after you've finished installing the new version.
- In some very rare cases, certain server settings (e.g. upload size limit, memory limit) could prevent you to install the plugin from your WordPress admin area. If you're experiencing any issue, please contact your server host and ask them to change the relevant settings. Alternatively, you can also revert to the FTP installation method, so you don't have to wait in the meantime.
- If you receive an error message that says "Are you sure you want to do this?", it's most likely the same server configuration issue explained in the previous point. WordPress displays this as a generic type of error message, so there could be other reasons as well.
- Your web hosting service provider might offer other methods to install plugins such as web-based FTP clients or 3rd party solutions made explicitly for WordPress. Although these should be fine, it's possible that in some cases they might not work as expected and you will need to revert to one of the conventional methods.
- If you're experiencing any issue after installing WOW Gallery, please try to temporarily disable other plugins and switch to one of the default WordPress themes to see if it helps. WOW Gallery should play along nicely with any plugin/theme you use, but incompatibility issues could occur due to several other reasons.