Installing Admin Tools for WordPress is simple. The first thing you need to do is to download the plugin from our site. It's a ZIP file. You now have two different ways of installing it on your WordPress site.
Go to your site's wp-admin section and click on Plugins, Add New. Select Upload from the top of the page. Click on the file selection area and select the ZIP file you downloaded from us. Then click on the Install Now button.
This may not work if your server has an relatively low upload size limit or if it's too slow. In this case please follow the manual installation procedure below.
Extract the ZIP archive you downloaded from us. Connect to your site by FTP and go into the directory
wp-content/plugins. Upload the extracted directory
it. This means that you will now have a directory
wp-content/plugins/admintoolswp on your
site with Admin Tools' files.
Finally, log in to your site's administrator panel (wp-admin). Go to Plugins and activate the Admin Tools for WordPress plugin.
The best way to determine whether there are updates available and installing them is the Live Update feature, if your server supports it. Whenever you visit the Admin Tools main page, it will automatically check for the existence of an updated version and it will notify you. Clicking on the notification icon allows you to perform a direct update without further interaction. Do note that if your server is protected by a firewall you'll have to enable port 80 and 443 TCP traffic to www.akeeba.com and cdn.akeeba.com for this feature to work properly.
You can easily check for the latest published version of the Admin Tools application by visiting https://www.akeeba.com/downloads.html. The page lists the latest versions of our software and lets you download them as well. You can check the version number against the information which appears on the right-hand pane of your Admin Tools Control Panel. If your release is out of date, simply download the ZIP package of the latest release to your computer.
You can update Admin Tools for WordPress manually doing the following:
Download the latest version of Admin Tools' installation ZIP file.
Extract the contents of the ZIP file on your computer. You will see an extracted folder named
Upload the files from the extracted
akeebabackupwp folder into your site's
wp-content/plugins/admintoolswp folder, using FTP or SFTP, overwriting your existing
files. Please note that the name of the folder on your site may be different than
(1) or something similar. It depends on how you installed the plugin.
Log in to WordPress' wp-admin and access Admin Tools for WordPress to automatically complete the update process. There is no message when the process completes. You just see the main page of Admin Tools for WordPress (this means the update succeeded).
Attention Mac OS X users! By default, most Mac OS X FTP/SFTP applications will delete and overwrite entire directories. This means that you may lose data stored inside the plugin's directory. We recommend using FileZilla (free, not very secure), CyberDuck (free, much more secure) or Transmit (paid), as they will never perform directory deletion without your knowledge.