Thrive Knowledge Base

How to Install a Plugin on Your Site

Here is a guide for you on how to upload and install a plugin to your WordPress based website. In this example, you will see how Thrive Leads is uploaded and installed, but you can install our other plugins the same way as well.

1) Download the .zip file

First, you will need to download the plugin in a .zip format from your Member Dashboard.

As soon as you click on "Download", you will be asked to choose where to save the .zip file - however, depending on your settings, this step may be skipped and the download will start automatically. Don't unzip the file! 

2) Upload the .zip File to Your Site

Go to your WordPress admin dashboard and look for "Plugins" section in the left-side menu bar. Click on "Add new":

On the top of the page that will appear, click on "Upload Plugin":

Here you can upload your plugin (in the .zip file format):

You can either drag and drop the .zip file here, or click on "Choose File" button and select it. Then, click on "Install Now".

It may take a few seconds for the file to be uploaded. 

If the upload was successful, this is​ what you will see:

The last step is to activate the plugin. Click on "Activate Plugin" indicated by the red arrow in the image above.

3) Activate Your License

You can activate your license by going to the "Thrive Dashboard" and choosing the "License Manager":

Here you will need your email address and the license key you can find by clicking here

Copy your email address as well as your license key and go back to the Thrive License Manager (Thrive Dashboard -> License Manager) in your WP admin dashboard.

Paste the required information and click on "Activate License". After that, your plugin will be ready to use!