Installing Plugins

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The next step after installing and registering Jupiter X WordPress theme is installing the plugins to use a drag and drop page builder and empower the theme with extra functionalities.

In this article, we’ll explain about different methods of installing bundled/3rd party plugins.

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Before Installation

  • Check the Release notes page.
  • Install the plugins in a test/staging environment to test plugins with your theme.
  • Backup your website.
  • Deactivate caching plugins temporarily.
  • Check online if there are known plugin conflicts for that particular plugin.

Installing Bundled Plugins

Jupiter X theme requires several important plugins. At the moment, installation of two of them are required. The rest of them are optional and you may install them based on your website requirements.

Plugin Description Type
ElementorA drag and drop page builderRequired
RavenElementor add-onRequired
Jet ElementsElementor add-onRecommended
Advanced Custom Fields PROPowerful and intuitive fieldsRequired
Customizer Export/ImportAdds settings export and import functionality to the WordPress customizerRecommended
WPBakery Page Builder (Modified Version)A drag and drop page builderOptional
Layer SliderA multi-purpose premium slider plugin Recommended
Slider RevolutionAn innovative premium slider pluginRecommended
Master SliderA powerful premium slider pluginRecommended
Contact Form 7A fully customizable contact formRecommended
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Note: All the mentioned plugins are bundled in the theme and there is no need to buy them separately.

As an example, we will install Elementor, a required plugin for Jupiter X which comes bundled with the theme.

1
From WordPress left menu, go to Jupiter X.

2
From the control panel left menu, go to Plugins.

3
Next to Elementor, click on Activate button.

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A new pop-up window will appear, click on Continue button.

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After a couple of seconds, a new pop-up window will appear. Click on Ok button.
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Elementor is now installed and activated on your website. It will be displayed above in Active Plugins section.

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Beware! If upon accessing Jupiter X > Plugins you are displayed with an error, read Checking server requirements article, then come back to the steps above.

3rd Party Plugins Installation

It is highly recommended use a test/staging environment to test 3rd party plugins with your customizations and see how your website is affected, before installing the plugin on your live website.

1
From WordPress left menu, go to Plugins > Add new.

Installing plugins and add-ons - plugins menu

2
Search for a plugin by typing into Search Plugins input field.

Installing plugins and add-ons - search

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On the plugin you wish to install, click Install Now.

Installing plugins and add-ons - install

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After the plugin is done installing, click on Activate.

Installing plugins and add-ons - activate

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