WordPress Rating Manager quick tour

Rating Manager installation by FTP

Download Elementous Rating Manager plugin installation archive from our website (https://www.elementous.com/ → Login → My Account → Premium Products → find “Elementous Rating Manager” plugin and press “Download” button). Connect to your server with your FTP account by using any FTP client program (for example FileZilla). Navigate to your WordPress install directory on the server, and there will be at least three directories “/wp-admin”, “/wp-content”, “/wp-includes”. Proceed to directory “/wp-content”, there will be at least two directories “/plugins” and “/themes”. Directory “/plugins” is what we are looking for. Go to “/plugins” directory and upload plugin installation archive (you can upload extracted files, but we recommend to upload plugin archive file and then unpack it in server if your FTP software allows you to do so). If you have uploaded plugin installation archive file, please extract it. After extraction you’ll see new directory in your “/plugins” directory – “/rating-manager”.

That’s it, now you have plugin files ready for activation, just delete archive file from your server as it’s not necessary to leave it on server. Go to the dashboard of your WordPress website and locate menu item “Plugins” on the WordPress sidebar located in the left side (default). Now you should see list of installed plugins (remember that “installed” doesn’t mean “active”, it’s not enough to install plugin, you also need to activate it). You should find the line “Rating Manager” in the list of installed plugins, below the name of plugin “Rating Manager” you will see word “Activate”. Press the word “Activate” and you will activate Elementous Rating Manager plugin. Right after activation new menu item will appear on the sidebar (on the left by default) with a yellow star icon and name “Ratings”. Plugin is now active and works with predefined basic default settings for your convenience.

Rating Manager installation by Plugin Manager

Download Elementous Rating Manager plugin installation archive from our website (https://www.elementous.com/ → Login → My Account → Premium Products → find Elementous Rating Manager plugin and press “Download” button). Go to the dashboard of your WordPress website and locate menu item “Plugins” on the WordPress sidebar located on the left side. Press this menu item. Now you will see the list of installed plugins. Above this list you will see “Add New” button (there is a sub menu item “Add New” under the menu item “Plugins” on the sidebar located on the left, you can use this menu item as well). Press this button to continue the process of plugin installation. Now you will see the list of plugins suggested by WordPress and above this suggestion list, on the top, there should be “Upload Plugin” button. Press this button to go one step further. If everything was done there properly, then you should see the page with the message “If you have a plugin in a .zip format, you may install it by uploading it here.” and “Choose File” button (also there will be “Install Now” button, but it will be inactive until you select the plugin installation archive file). Pressing this button a window with a file browser will open, find that plugin install archive file that you have already downloaded (step 1) and select it. File browser will close and you will see the filename near “Choose File” button and on the right side from the file name you will see active “Install Now” button. Press it.

That’s it, plugin is successfully installed (normally you should see the installation task list with a message on the bottom “Successfully installed the plugin Rating Manager”). Go to the dashboard of your WordPress website and locate menu item “Plugins” on the WordPress sidebar located on the left side. Now you should see the list of installed plugins (remember that “installed” doesn’t mean “active”, it’s not enough to install plugin, you also need to activate it). You should find the line “Rating Manager” in the list of installed plugins, below the name of plugin “Rating Manager” you will see word “Activate”. Press the word “Activate” and you will activate Elementous Rating Manager plugin. Right after activation new menu item will appear on the sidebar (on the left by default) with a yellow star icon and name “Ratings”. Plugin is now active and works with predefined basic default settings for your convenience.