1. Download

To install Dev4Press Updater, you need to download it first. You have direct link to ZIP archive in the menu on this page, or you can click here. Depending on your browsers, you will be prompted to select location where to save the file, or it will be saved in your standard Download location. Now, you have the Dev4Press Updater plugin, latest available stable version.

2. Install & Activate

Login to your WordPress powered website as administrator, and in the admin dashboard, from the left side menu, open panel ‘Plugins’. You will get list of all your plugins currently installed, and on top, you have a button Add New. Click this button, and you will be transferred to new panel called ‘Add Plugins’. Again, on top of this panel, you have option Upload Plugin. This allows you to upload plugin ZIP archive you have download previously.

As displayed on the image on the right side, you will see the panel where you need to add ZIP file with the plugin. Click on the Browse button, and you will see standard dialog to select file from computer. Go the the location where you previously download Dev4Press Updater plugin, and select that ZIP archive, and click Open (may be different on different operating systems).

Upload ZIP archive form
Upload ZIP archive form

Click on the Install Now button, and wait for WordPress to upload, unpack and install the plugin. You will get messages about the process, and if all is OK, you will see option to Activate the plugin.

If your website is WordPress Multisite Network, you must activate the plugin as Network Wide.

3. Enter API Key

When you activate plugin for the first time, you will see notice message on top of admin pages telling you to enter API Key and finish the setup of the plugin, so it can be used. To get your API Key, you need to register for an account (free) on Dev4Press Network. To register new account visit this page. Once you complete registration, or if you already have Dev4Press account, login to your user dashboard here.

Once you login to your Dev4Press User Dashboard, you need to open API Key page from the main menu, or click here. On this page, you have in large letters your API Key. Make sure to keep this key safe and not to share it with anyone else. If you want, on the same page you have option to reset your API Key. This will make old API Key invalid, and if you used old key to activate Dev4Press Updater already, you need to replace old API Key with new one generated for you.

Now, log to your website where Dev4Press Updater plugin is installed and active. This plugin adds menu into WordPress admin left side menu called ‘Dev4Press’. Open that menu, and in submenu you will see entry Settings. Open it, and you will get panels with settings. Open one named API Key. Now, you will see dialog like the one on the image on the right.

Enter API Key
Enter API Key

Insert your API Key (it is a password field, not revealing the key entered), and click Save Settings button.

Plugin is now ready, and it will make first Update call to Dev4Press website to check if there are updates available and get information about potential plugins and themes you can install/update based on your licenses.

4. Manual update

You can update plugin through itself. But, if that fails for some reason, you can do it manually. Disable Dev4Press Updater and delete it from WordPress Plugins panel. Repeat step 2 to install the new version. All settings will remain intact.