How to Install Shift Pro

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

Note: Shift Pro is a plugin that works together with the Shift theme. Please make sure you install and activate Shift first to use Shift 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 file you received after your purchase
  5. Click the Install Now button
  6. Once the page reloads, click the Activate Plugin link to activate Shift Pro

Shift Pro has now been activated on your site.

Now that Shift 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 Shift Pro

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

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

Shift 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 Shift Pro

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

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

I never received a copy of Shift Pro

Please check your spam folder for an email titled, "Shift 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

  • Shift WordPress Theme

    Download a copy of the latest version of Shift.

  • Support forum

    Ask questions and find existing solutions in the support forum.

  • Changelog

    Review recent and past updates to Shift.

  • Shift on Github

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

  • WordPress Resources

    Check our recommended resources to find great plugins and solutions for your site.


    We can help you with minor changes on your site, but if you need a highly customized version of Shift, we recommend finding help through Codeable.