The fundamentals of using Essential Grid.

Installing, Activating and Registering Essential Grid

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Step 1: Download

After purchasing Essential Grid go ahead and log into your member dashboard at:

Once logged in, the first thing you’ll want to do is download a copy of your plugin. To do that, click the purple Download button on the right end of the Essential Grid bar:

You’ll be prompted to download a zip file that contains the Essential Grid plugin. Go ahead and save that zip file somewhere easy to find on your computer.


Step 2: Install & Activate

The next step is to install Essential Grid into your WordPress site.

Head to your WordPress site’s admin area and in the left sidebar go to Plugins > Add New:

Start the process of adding a new plugin

Click Upload Plugin:

Specify you want to upload a plugin

Then click the Browse or Choose File button:

Browse for your plugin zip file

In the file browser dialogue box select the zip file you just downloaded:

Click Install Now and the plugin will be automatically installed:

Commence the installation process

When the installation is complete, click the Activate Plugin button that appears:

Next up, register your plugin to make sure you’re accessing all the premium features included with your Essential Grid purchase.

Step 3: Register Your Plugin

Back in your member dashboard, expand the subscription plan bar for Essential Grid. You’ll need a keycode, which you can see in the fields on the left of the plan bar:

If you don’t have a keycode free you can click the purple Generate Key button at the bottom of the plan bar to generate a new one:

Button to generate a new key

You’ll now need to copy one of your keycodes, ready to paste into your WordPress admin area. To do this click the copy icon to the right of the keycode you want to use:

Return to your WordPress site and in the sidebar menu click Ess. Grid to go into the plugin’s admin area:

Once you’re in the Essential Grid admin area, scroll down to the area labelled Purchase Code Registration. Paste your code into the field labelled Purchase code, then click the Activate button:

You’ll see an alert that the registration was successful, and the purchase code registration area will display a green check-mark.

Step 4: Completing the Process

Go back to your member dashboard one last time, click the refresh icon corresponding to the key you just used, and you should see your site’s domain appear along with a blue check-mark:

Refresh your dashboard to show the domains on which keys are used

You can use each key on one live site, and one localhost environment for staging purposes.

Step 5: Ready to Go

You’re now all set to start creating amazing content with Essential Grid.

To get started, we recommend you take a look at our Help Center. We have extensive docs, tutorials and lots of other learning material there to get you off and running fast.

Thanks again for purchasing Essential Grid, and have fun building beautiful websites!

Installing, Activating and Registering Essential Grid