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May 25, 2015 at 1:55 pm #110234terry gene
1. just bought and downloaded zip.
2. install attempt via WP upload.
3. get these messages, 4x tries.
Installing Plugin from uploaded file: generatepress.22.214.171.124 (1).zip
Unpacking the package…
Installing the plugin…
The package could not be installed. No valid plugins were found.
Plugin install failed.May 25, 2015 at 1:56 pm #110235TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
You’re trying to install the free theme as a plugin.
To install GP Premium, you must first download it through your account (https://generatepress.com/account) or through your receipt email.
The file will save to your computer as gp-premium.zip – then you can upload it as a plugin.
More info here: http://generatepress.com/knowledgebase/install-activate-addons/
Let me know if you need more info 🙂May 25, 2015 at 11:08 pm #110285terry gene
fixed per instructions, thanksMay 25, 2015 at 11:11 pm #110289TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperNovember 11, 2017 at 9:06 pm #422070George
Never mind – installation might have been clearer with a few heads-up at the start about having to install through Appearance > Plugins, and not Appearance > Themes. But once I got it installed (by following the instructions that appeared after the plugin was installed), I’m finding it quite wonderful – exactly what I needed as a replacement for the soon-to-be WordPress-incompatible and no longer maintained Woothemes Canvas. I’m telling as many Canvas devs as I can!November 11, 2017 at 9:10 pm #422072George
OK, I got GP Free installed by following the tiny breadcrumbs…November 11, 2017 at 11:11 pm #422117TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperNovember 12, 2017 at 8:07 am #422399George
Tom – it’s beyond “enjoying GP” – I’m stoked.
On another subject, I think there’s a significant opportunity for GP to become known among users of Woothemes Canvas who are truly despairing over having to convert their sites to another theme, now that Woo has stopped developing Canvas, because it will be incompatible with the changes coming for WP in 2018. See especially the comment thread here: https://woocommerce.com/2017/10/saying-goodbye-to-canvas/. Some of these devs are facing having to convert 200 sites! As a Canvas user myself, I tried Googling on “replacement for Woothemes Canvas” and a variations, and found nothing at all. My search by way of Divi, X, Beaver Theme, Genesis child themes, etc. just had me pulling lots of hair and grinding enamel – very frustrating. So far, what I’m seeing is that GP is an ideal replacement for Canvas, only better, because it’s lighter, more logically organized, and uses the Customizer, etc. I think an article with “replacing Woothemes Canvas” or such in the title would draw a LOT of readers. I found my way to GP via Design Build Web, specifically this article: https://www.designbuildweb.co/best-wordpress-theme-non-coder-graphic-designers/. If you linked to it, it would save you a ton of work explaining why GP makes such a good GP replacement, as Don did a tremendous job. Anyway, I’m hoping a lot of Canvas users will discover GP, because it’s a really agonizing moment for them. And for converting multiple sites, the ability to export GP settings is a great help. – GeorgeNovember 12, 2017 at 10:28 am #422478
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