How to Use the Thrive Product Manager
The Thrive Product Manager is the product installer that you need in order to access the Thrive products that you have purchased.
Once you have the Thrive Product Manager, you will be able to install and activate the Thrive products on your website.
Here are the steps you need to take in order to do that:
Download the Thrive Product Manager
First of all, you will need to download the Thrive Product Manager. Go to your Member Dashboard and then, follow the link in the “Download and install the Thrive Product Manager plugin” sentence.
Note: If you are using the Safari browser and the plugin archive is unzipped automatically after the download, then, please check out this article for solutions.
Install & activate the plugin
After you have downloaded the Thrive Product Manager plugin, you will need to upload and activate it on your WordPress admin dashboard.
For that, hover over the "Plugins" section from your WordPress dashboard and click on "Add New".
The "Plugins" page will open. Here you can manage all your existing plugins, as well as add new ones. You will have to do the latter, by clicking on "Upload Plugin" from the upper right part of the page.
After that, click on the "Choose File" button and look for the Thrive Product Manager plugin that you have previously downloaded to your computer. Select it and then, click on "Install Now". In a few seconds, the new plugin will be installed.
Once the plugin is installed, you will have to activate it in order to be able to use it. Thus, click on the “Activate Plugin” button which can be found under the success message you have received after the installation.
Using the Thrive Product Manager
Now the Thrive Product Manager will be ready to use. Look for it in the menu of your WordPress admin dashboard (should be under “Settings”) and click on it to access it.
Login to your account
The first step is to log in to your Thrive Themes account and then, you will be able to install and manage all your Thrive products with the Thrive Product Manager.
Click on the “Log into my account” button:
Complete the Username and Password that you have used when signing up at ThriveThemes.com and click on “Log In”:
Once you’re logged in you will see your Thrive Product Manager dashboard.
Important! If you have not purchased any products or certain products from Thrive, then this is how they will be displayed in your Thrive Product Manager dashboard:
The products that you do not have access to, will be grayed out and the “Product not purchased” status will appear under them.
However, if you hover your mouse over any of the products you want to gain access to and purchase, you will see that the “Upgrade to access” option appears, just like in the image above.
For the products that you have purchased, you will see that they appear in the Thrive Product Manager dashboard arranged in two sections: “Plugins” and “Themes”. Both sections work the same way:
The next step is to make sure the products selected on your dashboard are the ones you want to install and activate. In order to do this, please consider the following:
a.) In case, there are plugins or themes that you have previously installed on your website, then, those will appear with the “Installed” status underneath them.
b.) By default, you will see that every plugin that you have previously purchased will be selected for installation, thus the “Install product” option will be displayed under them with a checked checkbox.
Note: When it comes to themes, the above mentioned checkbox is not checked by default, so in case you will want to install more themes, you will have to check the boxes next to the “Install product” option.
c.) If there are products that you do not wish to install, you can simply uncheck the box next to the “Install product” option, under the respective products.
There are three options that you can see under the “Plugins” and “Themes” sections in your Thrive Product Manager dashboard. You can also use these in the selection process:
- Refresh list: use this option to refresh the list of products to make sure every product you want to install is selected
- Deselect all: checking this option will deselect every product from your list and you can select which ones you would like to install by selecting them manually
- Select all: this option will select every product that is not yet installed from your list
After you are done with selecting the products that you want to install and use, click on the “Install selected products” button from the bottom center part of the page.
The processing will start and depending on how many products you have selected, you will see these statuses:
- Ready to use - which means, that the product has been installed & activated successfully, there is no need for any other action
- Processing - which means that the processing of the product is in progress
- Queued - which means that the processing of the product is on hold until the processing of the previous products is finished.
When the process is finished, you will see a success message informing you that with the one click you have made, every selected product has been installed & activated successfully.
You can check this by using the "Go to the Thrive Themes Dashboard" button that appeared
When you access your Thrive Dashboard, you will see every product that you installed is now in the "Installed Products" list, ready to be used for building your website.
You also have the possibility to go back to your Thrive Product Manager dashboard and add/install and activate other Thrive products anytime.
Important! Please keep in mind that in order for the products that you have installed to work properly, you will always need to have the Thrive Product Manager installed and activated on your website as well.
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