How To Install Custom Banners Pro for WordPress

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Overview

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

Once you’ve installed the Custom Banners Pro plugin, you’ll then enter your API key to complete the installation. Until you activate your copy Custom Banners Pro, you will not be able to use the Pro features such as the advanced transitions.

Step 1: Download the Custom Banners plugin

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

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

Step 2: Upload the plugin using FTP

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

Tip: you may be able to skip this step by uploading custom-banners.zip 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 Custom Banners 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 Custom Banners and then click Activate.

Step 4: Activate Custom Banners Pro with your API Key

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

Step 5: Add your Banners and Display them on your Site!

You’ve finished installing the plugin! You’ll most likely want to add some Banners now (just click the new Banners menu in your WordPress admin), and then setup a page to display your Banners.

For more customization options, please visit the Custom Banners configuration options page.

Stuck? We Are Here To Help

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