How to Install Author Pro

Please follow these steps to install and activate Author Pro on your site:

Note: Author Pro is a plugin that works together with the Author theme. Please make sure you install and activate Author first to use Author Pro.

  1. Visit the Plugins menu in your admin dashboard
  2. Click the Add New button at the top of the screen
  3. Click the Upload Plugin button at the top of the screen
  4. Click the Choose File button and select the author-pro.zip file you received after your purchase
  5. Click the Install Now button
  6. Once the page reloads, click the Activate Plugin link to activate Author Pro

Author Pro has now been activated on your site.


Now that Author Pro has been installed and activated on your site, please follow this tutorial to activate your license key: How to Activate Your License


Common Issues

If you don't find a solution here, please contact us through the Priority Support page.

I get an error message when I upload Author Pro

If you received the following message, this is due to uploading Author Pro through the Themes menu:

"The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet."

Author Pro should be uploaded through the Plugins menu as described in the steps above.

As a plugin, you don't have to worry about any of the issues that come with switching themes. All of the features will be added automatically without disrupting your site.

I don't have a "zipped" version of Author Pro

Some browsers, Safari in particular, will automatically unzip the "author-pro.zip" file and leave you with an "author-pro" folder.

To rezip, right-click the "author-pro" folder and click the "Compress author-pro" option. This will create a new author-pro.zip file you can upload.

I never received a copy of Author Pro

Please check your spam folder for an email titled, "Author Pro Download & Instructions". There will be a download link at the beginning of that email.

If the email is not present in your inbox or spam folder, please contact us through the Priority Support page.

Additional Resources

  • Author WordPress Theme

    Download a copy of the latest version of Author.

  • Support forum

    Ask questions and find existing solutions in the support forum.

  • Changelog

    Review recent and past updates to Author.

  • Author on Github

    Review Author's commit history and project files on Github.

  • WordPress Resources

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  • Codeable.io

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