How to Install Company Directory Pro for WordPress


The best way to install Company Directory Pro is directly from the WordPress directory. This way you can easily receive updates to Company Directory Pro along with WordPress core.

Once you’ve installed the Company Directory Pro plugin, you’ll then enter your API key to complete the installation. Until you activate your copy Company Directory Pro, you will not be able to use the Pro features such as our List and Grid views, advanced search, and Import / Export functionality.

Step 1: Download the Company Directory plugin

Download the Company Directory plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory (zip file, plugin page).

Tip: You can also search for “Company Directory” from the Plugins page in your WordPress dashboard, and install Company Directory using WordPress’ built-in plugin installer.

Step 2: Upload the plugin using FTP

Unzip, and use an FTP client to upload the contents of the /staff-directory-pro/ folder to your website’s /wp-content/plugins/ directory.

Tip: you may be able to skip this step by uploading using the Plugins > Add New menu in WordPress. Please note, this feature depends on your server’s configuration, and may not be supported on your website.

Step 3: Activate Company Directory through the Plugins menu in WordPress

Once you’ve uploaded the files, click on the the Plugins menu in your WordPress dashboard. In the list of plugins, find Company Directory and then click Activate.

Step 4: Activate Company Directory Pro with your API Key

Now that you’ve activated the plugin, you’ll have a new menu in WordPress named Company Directory Settings. Click on this menu to bring up the Company Directory settings page.

On this page, you’ll see a form for you to enter your API Key, website, and email to activate the Pro plugin. This information should have arrived in your email as soon as you purchased Company Directory Pro, but if you’re having any trouble at all, please contact support and we’ll be happy to help.

Developer License: How To Activate

Developer licenses work a bit differently: instead of entering an API key, you can simply upload the extra plugin you received when you purchased alongside Company Directory, and this will activate your plugin automatically (no need for an API key).

This way you can add the Pro plugin to your version control or your base theme, and not have to worry about managing API keys for each site.

For more customization options, please visit the Company Directory configuration options page.

Stuck? We Are Here To Help

If you’re having any trouble at all installing Company Directory Pro, please contact support and we’ll be glad to help.