1. Basics

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free, open source content management system (CMS). It’s a software that allows people to create, organize, and update websites without having to manually code every page. WordPress was actually started as a blogging platform, however, it has grown into something much more than that now.  It has evolved to be used as a full content management system and so much more through thousands of plugins,  widgets, and themes. WordPress is currently powering 30% of the web, making it the most popular CMS in the web world.

WordPress is a vast software that comes in two forms—WordPress.com and WordPress.org. WordPress.com is a blog hosting service that allows users to setup a free website that operates on custom version (limited) of the WordPress software. And then there is WordPress.org, a software with which you can do just about anything without any limitations. In simple words, WordPress.org is basically the home of the open source WordPress software.  Most importantly, WordPress is an all-in-one feature-packed website platform, and it can do just anything!

What are WordPress Plugins?

WordPress Plugins are the easier gateway to get the most out of WordPress. If you’re someone who’s not familiar with heavy coding or want to add some functionalities to your website, WordPress Plugins are the ultimate solution for you. WordPress plugins are available in two types—Premium and Free. Similar to the WordPress themes, Premium WordPress Plugins come with a vast range of features and superior functionality, whereas the Free WordPress Plugins provide you the taste of its pro version. WordPress plugins, both free and pro are the essential part of WordPress and is the ideal go-to source for most of the people working with WordPress. All in all, WordPress plugins enhance and add extra functionalities to your website effortlessly.

Does my plugin work on all the WordPress themes?

Yes, our plugins are compatible with all the WordPress themes.

What will happen if I use my plugins in multiple sites?

You can use the purchased plugins on multiple sites. However, you will get automatic updates for only one site while for other sites, you need to use our Catch Updater plugin and update it manually.

Why do I have to pay each year for the plugin after I purchase it?

To keep your plugins updated and make it solid and secured.

What will happen if I do not renew subscription after one year?

If you do not wish to renew after a year, your site will be running fine, however, your plugin will not get newer version updates.

2. Installation

How does the payment process work? When will I get my plugin?

Here are the steps to get your plugin:

  1. Firstly, go to our plugin page and choose the plugin.
  2. Click on the “Buy Now” button, after that, you’ll see “Checkout” button in place of Buy Now.
  3. If you are on the plugin’s main page, click on “Checkout”.
  4. Then, you’ll be redirected to another page where you’ll see the payment method, enter your personal details and click on “Purchase” button.
  5. You will now be directed to another page where you will find the download link for your plugin.

 

How to install premium plugin?

a)Using the WordPress Administration Panel

  1. Download the purchased plugin from your Catch Plugin My-Account page to your Desktop.
  2. Log in to your WordPress Administration Panel.
  3. Go to “Plugins => Add New”
  4. Click on “Uploads” and Browse the downloaded zip file from the desktop where you have it downloaded.
  5. Click on “Install Now” and then “Activate” to activate the Plugin.

b)Manual Installation using FTP

To add a new Plugin to your WordPress installation, follow these basic steps:

  1. Download the purchased plugin from your Catch Plugin My-Account page to your Desktop.
  2. Unzip the zip file to your Desktop.
  3. Using an FTP client to access your host web server. Go to /wp-content/plugins/ and make sure that you do not already have a folder of the installed premium plugin. If you do, then back it up and remove it from /wp-content/plugins/ before uploading the new copy of your plugin.
  4. Upload purchased plugin to /wp-content/plugins/
  5. Activate the plugin through “Plugins” from your WordPress Dashboard.
How to install free plugins?

Installation Using Built in Plugin Installer

You can download a plugin directly from your blog by using the Add New option in the Plugins sub-menu.

  • Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel
  • Go to “Appearance => Themes =>Add New”
  • Type in the name of the WordPress Plugin or descriptive keyword, author, or tag in Search Plugins box or click a tag link below the screen.
  • Click on “Install Now” and then “Activate” to install the Plugin

Installation Plugin manually

Here are the steps for manual installation of a plugin.

  • Download the WordPress Plugin to your desktop
  • If downloaded as a zip archive, extract the Plugin folder to your desktop
  • With your FTP program, upload the Plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online.
  • Go to Plugins section from your dashboard and find the newly uploaded Plugin in the list.
  • Click “Activate” button to activate it.

 

 

How to update free plugins?
  • To update free plugins, go to “Dashboard =>Updates” section from your administration panel. If there are any plugins or themes with new updates, they will appear here.
  • You will see a notification below each plugin that has updates available for you to install, you simply need to click on the “update now” link.

 

How to update premium plugin?
A. Using Admin Panel

Using License key

After you purchase a plugin from Catch Plugins, you will also receive a License key ( API key ). This key will be used for receiving automatic plugin updates. Follow the instructions below for implementing this Key with your product.

  1. Go to your dashboard My-Account on Catch Plugins. Retrieve your API key from ‘My API Keys’ section.
  2. To update plugins, go to “Dashboard =>Updates” section of your administration panel. If there are plugins or themes with new updates, they will appear here.
  3. You will see a notification below each plugin that has updates available for you to install, you simply need to click on “update now” link.
B. Updating Plugins Using FTP

To update Plugin through FTP, follow these basic steps:

  1. Download the latest version of the plugin from your Catch Plugins membership My-Account to your Desktop.
  2. Unzip the zip file to your Desktop.
  3. Using an FTP client to access your host web server, go to /wp-content/plugin/ and upload your new copy of updated Plugin which shall replace the old files.