How to Install Plugin

The installation of Tickera and all of its add-ons just is like installation of any other WordPress plugin. So, you most likely have already done that quite a few times. But just in the unlikely case that you are doing it for the first time, here is a complete step-by-step guide using two common methods.

 

Install a Plugin using Upload Method in WordPress Admin Panel

This method of installing a plugin is very simple, self explanatory and friendly to beginners. It requires no third party application nor external software and, basically, no previous knowledge.

Let's get into it...

First and foremost, you should log-in to your Tickera account and download the latest version of Tickera or any of its add-ons you intend on using. Once you download the plugin you want to use, it will have .zip extension which you shouldn't unpack/unzip/decompress but rather leave it as is.

Now, head to your website where you have previously installed WordPress and log in to your WordPress admin account. In the Dashboard menu, locate Plugins item, hover it and click Add New. The new page will load offering an insight to the WordPress repository (which is not relevant for this particular purpose). Locate on the upper left an Upload Plugin button like shown on the picture below. 

Add New plugin

When you hit that Upload Plugin button, a new page will load offering you to browse to the plugin in .zip format on your local hard drive.

Upload plugin

So, on this page, by clicking on Choose File (1) a local file browser of your computer will appear where you should locate the plugin you have previously downloaded (hint: it's usually in the Downloads folder). Once you locate and select it, hit the Install Now (2) button and the installation will begin immediately, having WordPress doing all the necessary work for you. 

When done, WordPress will let you know if everything went fine and offer you to activate a plugin... which you should do at this point.

Activate plugin

And that wraps it up for this method. You are now proud owner of the freshly installed plugin 🙂

 

Install a Plugin using an FTP Manager

This method requires some basic knowledge about FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and the structure of the WordPress installation. However, if you have ever installed WordPress from the scratch, you should be good with this method as well. 

For this method you'll need one of the FTP managers such as Filezilla -All Platform, FireFTP -All Platform, Cyberduck -Mac Only, WinSCP -Windows Only

Also, you will (obviously) need a plugin you want to install but this time, you should unzip the plugin which will result having all of the containing files stored in one folder named after the plugin.

Now, start your FTP manager, connect to your website host, navigate to the wp-content/plugins/  folder. That folder contains all of the plugins installed on your WordPress website and, you guessed it, that is the place where you should upload a plugin you want to use.

When you have finished uploading that unzipped folder to the wp-contents/plugins/ - that's it, you have finished installation.

Now, log in to your WordPress admin account, load the list of installed plugins, search for the newly installed plugin and click Activate (very important stuff since without activating, the plugin won't work).

And that's it. You are done.

 

Conclusion

Regardless of which method you decide on using for the plugin installation, the result is completely the same. We prefer the second method, using FTP managers, but not because we think we are cool and smart but just because it provides a better control over the whole process and we can easily locate any error if something is messed up. However, if you are just an ordinary WordPress user, it is completely fine to go with the first method.

Of course, if things go south and you are not sure what to do, please contact great guys at our support team which will step in and help you install a plugin for you in no time.