Installation

Ninja Forms add-ons are just like regular WordPress plugins and their installation is exactly the same process. Once your download your add-ons from http://ninjaforms.com/members/purchase/ you can follow the steps below.

Install Ninja Forms from the WordPress Dashboard

  1. If you don’t already have Ninja Forms installed, in your WordPress Dashboard go to Plugins -> Add New.
  2. Search for Ninja Forms in the box provided, and click “Install Now.”
  3. After the installation finishes, click “Activate” and you’re ready to work with Ninja Forms!

Installing Add-ons From the WordPress Dashboard

Ninja Forms add-ons are just like regular WordPress plugins and their installation is almost exactly the same process. To install any add-on, first download the add-on from your account page under the Downloads tab. Then, follow these steps:

  1. In your WordPress Dashboard go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Choose the “Upload” option at the top of the page.
  3. Click “Choose File” and navigate to the “zip” file you downloaded from your account on NinjaForms.com
  4. Click “Install Now”
  5. After the installation finishes, click “Activate” and you will be ready to work with the add-on you purchased. Repeat this step for each add-on you have purchased.

Make sure your license keys are entered in your WordPress Dashboard under Ninja Forms -> Settings -> Licenses, or you will not be able to receive automatic updates for your add-ons.

Activate Your License

After you have installed the add-on, you will need to add your license keys to receive automatic updates. We have full documentation on adding the license keys to Ninja Forms here.

Automatic Updates (easier)

  1. Make sure that your license keys are active in your WordPress Dashboard under Ninja Forms > Settings > Licenses.  You can find these license keys in the purchase email or in your account on ninjaforms.com
  2. Once your licenses are verified, go to your WordPress Dashboard > Updates and click “Check Again” to force your site to check for updates.
  3. Click the checkbox next to each item you want to update, and then choose “Update” from the “Bulk Action” dropdown.

Manually Uploading the Updates (trickier)

  1. Go to your WordPress Dashboard > Plugins and click “Deactivate” on the plugin you would like to update.
  2. After the plugin deactivates, click “Delete.”  You will not lose any Ninja Forms data.
  3. After your plugin has finished deleting, go to Plugins > Add New.
  4. Choose the “Upload” option at the top of the page.
  5. Click “Choose File” and navigate to the “zip” file you downloaded from your account on NinjaForms.com
  6. Click “Install Now”
  7. After the installation finishes, click “Activate” and you will be ready to work with the add-on you updated. Repeat this step for each add-on you need to update via this method.

Install/Update Extensions via FTP

If the above methods are not working for you for some reason, you may install or update your add-ons via FTP.  This is a little more difficult, so we definitely recommend using the above methods first.

  1. Obtain an established, reliable FTP client, such as FileZilla.
  2. Connect to your site using your FTP credentials. You will see a list of folders.
  3. Navigate to your “/wp-content/plugins/” folder.
  4. Extract the folder from the “zip” file you obtained from your ninjaforms.com account (IMPORTANT: DO NOT just upload the zip file, you MUST extract it first using this method. You should be copying a single folder into this directory named ninja-forms-(add-on-name)
  5. Copy the newly extracted folder to your “/wp-content/plugins/” folder, so that you see only the folder name in the directory.
  6. On your site, go to Dashboard -> Plugins and find the plugin we just copied.
  7. Click activate and you are ready to work with the add-on you’ve just installed.