Installing wpDataTables

Video versionA video overview of the wpDataTables installation

InstallationInstalling the wpDataTables plugin

The installation process for wpDataTables is simple and straightforward, and shouldn’t cause you any trouble. Regardless of your previous experiences with WordPress plugins, you aren’t likely to have any problems if you follow these simple steps:

1.Download the file from our TMS Store
Once you purchase wpDataTables, you can download the ZIP file from our TMS Store  or from the email that you received when you made the purchase (some hosting providers treat it as Spam, so please check your Spam folder as well). Also, you received an email with credentials for our TMS Store where you can download the premium version to your computer. The ZIP file contains the current version of wpDataTables. Download it to your computer.

2.Upload the plugin to your WordPress
There are 2 ways to do this:

  • Option 1 (easiest) open your WordPress admin panel, go to Plugins -> Add new -> Upload, and choose the zip file that you downloaded from our TMS Store.
Upload plugin in WordPress
  • Option 2 (in case the first option doesn’t work) – Unzip the file that you downloaded from our TMS Store. Open your WordPress installation folder to an FTP manager (it could be CyberDuck, FileZilla, Total Commander, or some other), go to wp-content/plugins/, and upload the folder you previously downloaded and unzipped.

3. Activate the plugin
In your WordPress admin panel go to Plugins, find wpDataTables, and click “Activate”. Plugin installed!

4. Optional – enter your purchase code for auto-updates
This is only necessary if you want to receive auto-updates for the plugin. Every purchase on our TMS Store has a unique purchase code: you can check it whenever you need in the Downloads section. We use this purchase code for auto-update feature authentication. If you want to enable it, go to your WordPress Admin, open wpDataTables -> Settings->Activation tab, and paste the Item Purchase Code in the corresponding input box.

Please note: If you had the Lite version of the plugin installed, you will not see the “Activation” tab in wpDataTables settings. The Lite version needs to be deactivated and deleted in order to install the full version of the plugin.

If you have any problems when uploading your file, please check your server permissions.

Please note that our plugin is around 15 MB in size, so if you are not able to upload it through the WordPress Plugins page, you will probably need to increase the following:

  • upload_max_file size,
  • post_max_size,
  • max_execution_time

You should be able to find these values in your php.ini file or on your hosting panel. If you can’t find it yourself please ask your hosting provider to provide it.


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