Installation & Updates

abcFolio WordPress Plugins and Plugin Extensions Install – Update – Delete

Instructions in this section apply to Staff List Pro plugin. You can follow them for our other plugins with the plugin name being the main difference.

Installation – Free Version

  1. Login to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Download and install as regular WordPress plugin: Staff List.
  3. Click the Activate Plugin link to activate the plugin.
  4. After activation, you will see a new menu on the dashboard left side called Staff List.
  5. Go to Admin > Quick Start and follow the tutorial to create your first staff template and staff records.

Installation – Premium Plugins

  1. Login to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Go to Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin.
  3. Browse for the zip file that you have downloaded.
  4. Click Install Now.
  5. Activate the plugin.
Staff List Search, Staff List Table and Staff List CSV are plugin extensions. They require Staff List Pro plugin to be installed.

Upgrade from a free version.

  1. Login to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins > Staff List.
  3. Deactivate free plugin Staff List.
  4. Click Add New > Upload Plugin.
  5. Browse for a file Staff List Pro.
  6. Click Install Now.
  7. Activate the plugin.
  8. Delete the free version of Staff List.

Installation on multisites.

  1. Install plugin from Network Admin Dashboard as usual for a multisite.
  2. Do not Network Activate the plugin.
  3. Go to Dashboard of individual sites and enable the plugin there.

License Key

To receive automatic updates of our premium plugins you must activate your license key.
Get your license key – License Key Request

Automatic updates – updating Staff List plugins.

Once the license key is active you will be able to update the plugins via your WordPress Administration Screen: Dashboard > Updates or Plugins.

Automatic Update is unavailable for this plugin.

Automated updates require a license key.
Even when you enter and save a valid key, it may take WordPress up to 24 hours to contact our licensing server. You can choose to wait or use Check for updates option to instantaneously validate your license.

Automatic update issues.

So far, all issues regarding auto updates have been traced to:
  1. Invalid license key.
  2. Empty license key field.

Updating Staff List plugins on a multisite.

Plugins can only be updated from network admin dashboard:
Network Admin > Dashboard > Plugins
Network Admin > Dashboard > Updates

Deleting Staff List plugins.

Deleting the plugin won’t delete the plugin data!
To remove both data and plugin, follow the steps below:
  1. Delete Staff List shortcode from all pages.
  2. Delete Staff Member records.
  3. Delete Staff Templates.
  4. Deactivate the plugin.
  5. Delete the plugin.
Important! Deleting and reinstalling Staff List CSV.
Deleting Staff List CSV will also delete field mappings.
To reinstall the plugin and keep all the options intact you need to update the plugin manually via FTP.
The plugin settings are not affected by automatic updates.
The section is related only to Staff List CSV. Deleting and reinstalling our other plugins won’t delete the plugins data.