WebToffee provides you with the option to purchase the plugin license for a single site, up to 5 sites, or up to 25 sites on a yearly subscription basis.
You can straightaway download the plugin ZIP file and access the License keys from WebToffee’s order confirmation window. A sample order complete window for Smart coupon for WooCommerce plugin will be as shown below:
Also, an email notification will be sent to your email id with all the relevant details pertaining to your order.
Below given are the steps to download, install, and activate the plugin from the My Accounts section. It takes just 4 simple steps:
- Go to My Account > Downloads. Click on a respective plugin’s ZIP file to get it downloaded into your system.
Note: If you have the basic/free version already installed, please Deactivate and Delete the Free Version prior to installing Premium Version to avoid any conflict. Your plugin settings will be retained on your website.
- Install the download plugin into your WordPress / WooCommerce Site.
- Copy the license key from My Account > License Keys
- Go to the respective plugin’s Settings > License tab and activate it using email and key.
Detailed instructions on how to install a plugin on your WordPress website are given in the following sections.
Section 1 of this article will guide you through the step-by-step instructions to Download, Install and Activate the Premium Plugin after purchase.
Section 2 of this article will guide you through the step-by-step instructions to Download and Install the Free/Basic version of the Plugin.
Steps to download the premium plugin from WebToffee
- After purchasing the plugin, go to the My Account section in WebToffee.
- Log in with your credentials used to purchase the plugin. The login screen is as shown below.
After logging in, navigate to Downloads from the dashboard as shown below.
Click Download to get redirected to My Downloads. Click on the plugin package ZIP file to get it downloaded into your system.
It gets downloaded as shown below.
Steps to install the plugin
After downloading the ZIP file, you need to install it on your website in order to use the plugin.
- Login to your WordPress site admin using your admin credentials as shown below.
Click on Choose file to browse the plugin ZIP file. It is as shown below.
Choose the ZIP file and click open. Click Install Now. The window appears as shown below.
After installing, proceed to activate the plugin. the window appears as shown below.
Successful activation will redirect users to the plugin installer page.
In most of the cases, you can find the newly installed plugin menu on the side bar of WordPress dashboard. However, you can even get to the plugin by clicking on Settings from the plugin installer page.
Steps to activate the license of premium plugin
In the premium version, to receive compatibility and timely security update notifications, you have to activate the plugin license.
Get your API Key and API Email from the My Account > License Keys tab in WebToffee.
To activate the License key in your plugin, follow the below steps:
Step 1: Navigate to the plugin’s general settings window.
Step 2: Under the Licence tab, enter the API License Key and Email.
Step 3: Then, click on Activate button.
You can view all activated licenses from the License details section.
That’s it! You can now begin configuring the plugin according to your needs.
Manage license activation
To activate the license on a different site, go to My accounts > License keys > Manage sites.
From the Manage License window, you can view the site URL where the license is activated. To deactivate the license from a site, click on Deactivate site.
Note: To activate the license to another site, you can follow the same steps as explained above.
We offer customers the option to upgrade the plugin’s current license plan by paying the difference. To upgrade license, go to My accounts > License keys > View upgrades.
WebToffee allows you to upgrade licenses to up to 5 sites or 25 sites. You can view all the upgrade options here.
Click on Upgrade License, you will be taken to the checkout process.
From the Subscriptions page, you can view invoices, update payment methods or cancel subscriptions.
To update the payment method, click on the Update Payment Method option to change the credit card information.
Note: This does not apply to purchases made via PayPal, as you can manage the payment source via your PayPal account.
Steps to Update the Premium Plugin to the Latest Version
Once the plugin update is available, you will get an update notification on the plugins page as shown below:
Click update now to update the plugin to the latest version.
If in case you are not seeing any update notification on the plugins page, you can download the latest version of the plugin from the Downloads section in WebToffee.
Note: If you have installed the basic version of the WordPress plugin, then deactivate and delete it first before installing the Premium version. Your existing settings of the plugin remain intact after updating the plugin.
Steps to Download and Install the Free/Basic Plugin.
You can install the basic version of the plugin from WordPress.org.
There are two ways with which you can install the free version of a plugin from WordPress.org. The first is to install the plugin directly from the Add New Plugin page of your WordPress website. In the second method, you can install and activate by uploading the zip of the plugin.
Let’s see how each of these methods in detail.
In the first method to install a free plugin from the WordPress plugin directory, you do not even have to leave your website. You can install the plugin by going to Plugins > Add New. This will take you to the Add Plugins page. From here, you can type n the name of the plugin that you want to install in the search box.
After you have found your plugin, you can click on the Install button. After the installation of the plugin, you will be shown the Activate button which you click on to activate the plugin. After activation, you can configure and use the plugin on your website.
In the second method, where you can install and activate the plugin by uploading the zip, you need to download the plugin from the WordPress plugin directory or any other source. It is highly recommended to use free plugins only from the WordPress plugin directory, which will not be a problem as there are plenty in the directory itself.
To download a free plugin, click on the required plugin after navigating to the required free plugin page. The window appears as shown below.
Click on the Install Now button.
After downloading the ZIP file, you need to activate it into your website in order to use the plugin.
For detailed information, see the topic Steps to Install the Plugin.
Steps to Update the Free/Basic Plugin to the Latest Version
Updating a free plugin is easier than installing it. All you need to do is go to the Plugins page from the admin side of your WordPress website and check if there are any update notifications for the corresponding plugin. If there are any updates, the notification in the WordPress plugin page.
From this notification, you will have a direct link to update the plugin. Click on the Update now link, and the plugin will be updated within a minute.
If in any case, you are unable to update the plugin from the Plugins page, you can update the plugin by uploading the zip file of the latest version of the plugin. Remove the existing installed version of the plugin from your WordPress site before uploading the latest version. You need to deactivate and delete the plugin. Otherwise, you will end up getting the ‘Destination folder already exists’ error.
- Deactivate the plugin by clicking Deactivate as shown below:
Note: Your existing settings of the plugin will remain intact while updating the plugin.