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, WPBakery Page Builder.

In this article, we’ll explain how to install the WPBakery Page Builder 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 WPBakery Page Builder 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
Note: All the mentioned plugins are bundled in the theme and there is no need to buy them separately.

To install a plugin manually:

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

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Click on Install button below WPBakery Page Builder.

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

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Click on the Activate button below WPBakery Page Builder.

To install a plugin automatically:

From the WordPress left menu, go to the Ken Control Panel > Required Plugins.

Click on Activate button to install and activate WPBakery Page Builder plugin.

You’ll get a message of the successful installation:

Note: If you are looking to update the plugin, you can check this article.

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.

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

Installing plugins and add-ons - plugins menu

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

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

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After the plugin is done installing, click on Activate.

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