To install LoftLoader, first you need a self-hosted WordPress site. Click the button below to go to WordPress download page, there you will find useful information about installing WordPress.
If you are new to WordPress, we recommend learning a little bit about it before you get started. Here are some useful links in case you need help with WordPress.
To use LoftLoader Pro, please make sure your server meets the following requirements:
- WordPress 5.0 or higher
- PHP 5.4 or higher
- MySQL 5.2 or higher
Why do we require a higher PHP version to use this plugin?
After installing and activating LoftLoader Pro on your website, if you see this error message:
Or, you may also see “Your PHP is outdated” notification when accessing the LoftLoader Pro settings:
Then please update your server PHP version to use LoftLoader Pro plugin.
The latest version of PHP is 7.4. The minimum PHP version required for LoftLoader Pro is 5.4. And WordPress recommends using PHP 7+ (please refer to this article: https://wordpress.org/about/requirements/ ).
PHP versions lower than 7.0 have reached the official end of their life cycle and may expose your site to security vulnerabilities. We strongly recommend that you no longer use the old PHP version, please always update to the latest version.
How to update your PHP version:
In most cases you cannot update the PHP version yourself and need to contact your host about this. The upgrade process is an easy process and should be something your host can do for you without impacting your website or charging you a fee.
How to update your PHP version – by WooCommerce
- Host Requirements to run WordPress
- Unsupported Branches – which lists the end of life date for each unsupported branch of PHP.
- Supported Versions – The list of Currently Supported Versions of PHP
- How to update your PHP version – a detailed article about PHP and how to update your PHP, written by WooCommerce team.
Install LoftLoader Pro
To install LoftLoader Pro, first you need a working WordPress site. Click the link below to find out how to install WordPress:
We assume that you already have a running WordPress site. Now let’s install LoftLoader.
You need to download the plugin zip file from CodeCanyon first. Go to Downloads on CodeCanyon, and find LoftLoader Pro.
When downloading the plugin file, you can download the “Installable WordPress file only“, or the entire package containing “all files and documentation” (including the plugin, license file and documentation).
If you have downloaded the entire package, you will need to extract and locate the installable WordPress plugin file: the “loftloader-pro.zip” file – that’s what you need for installation.
Then you can upload and install the plugin:
- On your website dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New > Upload.
- Choose loftloader-pro.zip you just downloaded.
- Install and activate it.
Update LoftLoader Pro
Auto Update with Envato Market Plugin
We recommend Envato Market plugin. It can install WordPress themes and plugins purchased from ThemeForest & CodeCanyon by connecting with the Envato Market API using a secure OAuth personal token. Once your themes & plugins are installed WordPress will periodically check for updates, so keeping your items up to date is as simple as a few clicks.
You can download the plugin from its official download page: https://envato.com/market-plugin/. And then upload it to your site and install it.
Then go to Envato Market > Settings, click on the link to generate a personal token, and then insert it below, then save changes.
Once the Envato API connection is made from the Settings page, a list of available Themes/Plugins will be shown. This will list all WordPress Themes/Plugins that have been purchased through the Envato Market / ThemeForest / CodeCanyon. The page may look like this:
If there is a newer version for a theme or a plugin, it will show a notice, and you can update the item by clicking on the link Update Available.
Since the plugin checks for updates periodically, if you don’t see the update notification, please wait for a while.
You can find more instructions about this plugin on this page: https://envato.com/market-plugin/.
On your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New, then you can upload the zip file of the latest version of LoftLoader Pro (you don’t need to delete the older version manually – since WordPress v5.5). After that click on the Install Now button, WordPress will automatically detect that you already have this plugin installed and the new file contains a different version. It will then allow you to “Replace current with uploaded” version. The previous customizations will not lose.