The plugin is installed the usual way. Either upload the ZIP package in the dashboard or extract it file to wp-content/plugins with an FTP client. After activation, you will see a new sub-menu in WP-Admin menu.
WP-Filebase Pro requires you to enter your license key before you can use it. Click on the new WP-Filebase menu to activate your key. After activation the plugin is ready to use (nothing special to do after an upgrade from Free, all files and settings will remain)
Goto WP-Filebase -> Settings. In the Common tab you can adjust the Upload Path. Make sure this folder is writable for the webserver, otherwise you won’t be able to upload files. You will see a note on the dashboard screen if this is the case.
To use the search feature and category linking, it is necessary to set a File Browser Post or Page (see FileBrowser): Create an empty Page with a title like “Downloads”, then go to WP-Filebase -> Settings, click on the tab “File Browser” and select the created Post/Page. The File Browser will appear on the selected Page where users can browse through categories. This page is also displayed in search results if there are matching files.
Most settings can be changed at any time and apply for existing files. Here are some settings you might want to revise before starting uploading files because changing them later might require a Rescan.
- Display -> Thumbnail size
- Form Presets ->
- Default File Direct Linking
- Custom Fields
- Misc ->
- Thumbnail Path
- Use path instead of ID in Shortcode
- Disable Name Formatting
- PDF (Pro only) ->
- Generate PDF thumbnails
- Extract PDF Title