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Upload on admin panel
- Download the Smart Slider 3 Pro zip installer from our website. (Or the free version for WordPress from here.)
- Go to your Plugins → Add new → Upload Plugin and browse the zip file you just downloaded.
- Press Install Now, and if the installation was successful, click on Activate Plugin.
Now you will see the
Smart Slider 3 Pro plugin appearing in your plugins list. After activating it, you will see the
Smart Slider menupoint appearing in your left WordPress menu.
If the installation wasn't successful, try out the Upload through FTP method instead.
Upload through FTP
Unzip it into your computer. You'll end up with a folder named nextend-smart-slider3-pro.
Go to your FTP, and upload the nextend-smart-slider3-pro folder to your website's wp-content\plugins\ folder.
Go to your
admin area → Plugins, and you will see the
Smart Slider 3 Pro plugin in your list. Activate it, and the
Smart Slider menupoint will appear in your left WordPress menu.
From WordPress plugin directory
- Go to your backend Plugins → Add New, and search for Smart Slider 3.
Find it in the list, and click on the
Install Now button.
Now you will see the Smart Slider 3 appearing in your plugins list, what you should activate. The Smart Slider menupoint will appear in your left WordPress menu.
Common installation errors
Upload max filesize
There was an error loading this file to the server.
The uploaded file exceeds the
upload_max_filesizedirective in php.ini.
If you can see an error message like this when you are trying to install Smart Slider, that means that your server has a limitation, that files that are larger than the value defined in the php.ini (or .htaccess file) is smaller than the Smart Slider's intallation package. The limitation on most cases is below 2Mb.
If you would have access to your php.ini file, you could modify this value by seaching for the
If you wouldn't have access to that file, you can still install the slider with FTP installation method.
The filename starts with UNZIP_FIRST
Installing plugin from uploaded file: UNZIP_FIRST_smartslider3-wordpress-PRO-188.8.131.52.zip Unpacking the package… Installing the plugin… The package could not be installed. No valid plugins were found. Plugin installation failed. Go to Plugin Installer
If the Smart Slider installer you're trying starts with UNZIP_FIRST then you need to unzip this file first and use the zip file inside, which name starts like this: smartslider3-wordpress-PRO-, without any UNZIP FIRST text.
Where is the ftp of my website?
When you purchased your website from the hosting company you have received an email with the ftp account to be able to access its folders and files. That is the account you need, and for example with Filezilla you can access your ftp.
If you are not sure what your ftp account is, contact your server host and ask them for it!