The Ninja Forms Add-on Manager aims to eliminate the burden of downloads and license keys associated with the add-on model. Instead of downloading multiple files and manually copying multiple license keys, Ninja Forms customers will soon be able to remotely install add-ons with a single click from My.NinjaForms.com.
Note: The Ninja Forms Add-on Manager is unable to install plugins on local environments. The server where the Add-on Manager is installed, but be accessible.
Step 1: Install the Add-on Manager
To facilitate remotely installing add-ons, you’ll need to install our Add-on Manager plugin. It may sound a bit silly to install a plugin to install plugins, but the add-on manager plugin lets NinjaForms.com communicate with your website.
You can also install the plugin through your WordPress dashboard by going to Plugins > Add New > searching for Ninja Forms Add-on Manager > then clicking on Install Now
If you have made a purchase on ninjaforms.com , you can login and go to ninjaforms.com/account/downloads to grab the zip file, then upload and install the plugin on your WordPress site.
Note: You’ll need to have Ninja Forms installed and activated on the site to use the Add-on Manager.
Step 2: Connect to NinjaForms.com
With the Add-on Manager installed, you’ll next need to connect your site to My.NinjaForms.com. The connection can be made through Ninja Forms > Dashboard Services tab.
Step 3: Login to NinjaForms.com
The connection to my.NinjaForms.com requires you to authenticate your account. Once you are logged in, the site is connected and you will be redirected to the Site Manager.
Note: This new Site Manager tool exists at my.ninjaforms.com, but the login credentials are the same for ninjaforms.com.
Step 4: Start Installing Add-ons
With the connected site selected (multiple connected sites are supported), you can begin installing your add-ons remotely. Click “install” and the remote installation process will begin.
If you come across any issues, please let us know so that we can address the issue and better the process of remote plugin installation.
After you run the remote installer, you can verify that the plugin was installed and activated. You’ll notice that you weren’t prompted for license keys. That’s because the remote installer removes the need to enter these keys manually.