Install the Plugin (Free and Pro version)

To install the Free version or Pro version from the admin interface, follow the Automated Install method described bellow.

If you purchased the Pro version, you received an email with a unique Authentication ID that will be required to update the Free version. You must have the Free version installed before updating to the Pro version (the Pro version is installed as an update to the Free version).

Automated Install

  • Free version

    1. Go to the admin section of your WordPress site.
    2. Select the Plugins menu item.
    3. Select the Add New sub-menu item.
    4. In the Search box, enter “NextGEN Facebook”.
    5. Click the Search Plugins button.
    6. Click the Install Now button for the “NextGEN Facebook” plugin.
    7. Click the Activate Plugin button.
    8. The plugin Setup Guide is available under the new NGFB menu.
  • Pro version

    1. Install and activate the Free version of NextGEN Facebook if necessary (see above).
    2. Install and activate the NextGEN Facebook Update Manager (NGFB UM) extension:
      1. Go to the admin section of your WordPress site.
      2. Select the NGFB menu item.
      3. Select the Extension Plugins and Pro Licenses sub-menu item.
      4. Scroll down and locate the “NextGEN Facebook Update Manager (NGFB UM)” extension.
      5. Click the Plugin Details and Install link.
      6. Click the Install Now button in the overlay window.
      7. Click the Activate Plugin button when WordPress is done installing the plugin.
    3. Enter the unique Authentication ID you received by email for the NextGEN Facebook plugin in the Extension Plugins and Pro Licenses settings page.
    4. An update for NextGEN Facebook should appear under the WordPress Dashboard > Updates page. Update the plugin from within WordPress (as you would any other plugin update) to install and activate the latest Pro version.

Semi-Automated Install

If you already have NextGEN Facebook installed, you must remove it before you can re-install using this method. Don’t forget to check the “Preserve Settings on Uninstall” option on the Advanced settings page before removing the plugin (as explained in the Automated Removal procedure).

  1. Download the plugin ZIP file (save the archive as a ZIP file, do not extract its contents).
  2. Go to the admin section of your WordPress site.
  3. Select the Plugins menu item.
  4. Select the Add New sub-menu item.
  5. Click on Upload button (just next to the Install Plugins page title).
  6. Click the Browse… button.
  7. Navigate your local folders and select the ZIP file you saved previously.
  8. Click on the Install Now button.
  9. Click the Activate Plugin button.
  10. The plugin Setup Guide is available under the new NGFB menu.

Manual Install

  1. Download the plugin ZIP and unzip (extract) the archive file contents.
  2. Upload the entire nextgen-facebook/ folder to your website’s wordpress/wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Go to the admin section of your WordPress site.
  4. Select the Plugins menu item.
  5. Select the Installed Plugins sub-menu.
  6. Scroll down to the “NextGEN Facebook (NGFB)” plugin, and click its Activate link.
  7. The plugin Setup Guide is available under the new NGFB menu.