Installing Plugins

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The next step after installing and registering The Ken WordPress theme, is installing plugins and the most important plugin, Visual Composer.

In this article, we’ll explain how to install the Visual Composer plugin within The Ken theme.

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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 Plugins

Ken theme requires the Visual Composer plugin. The rest are optional and you may install them based on your website requirements.

Plugin Description Type
WPBakery Visual Composer (Modified Version)A drag and drop page builderRequired
Envato WordPress ToolkitManage: install, upgrade, & backups during upgradeRecommended
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Note: All the mentioned plugins are bundled in the theme and there is no need to buy them separately.

To install a plugin:

1
From the WordPress left menu, go to Appearance > Install Plugins.

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2
Click on Install button below Visual Composer.

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3
After the successful installation, from the WordPress left menu, go to Plugins > Installed Plugins.

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4
Click on the Activate button below Visual Composer.
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Note: If you are looking to Update the plugin, you can check this article.
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