SplashMaker : Installation/Registration

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SplashMaker Installation

We offer various versions of SplashMaker – both free and premium. Regardless of the version you’ve purchased, some of the same installation steps apply. Where there are differences, select your version below for specific instructions for that version.

First, we recommend that you start with a fresh install of WordPress at the location where you wish your Smart Content asset to sit. For example, maybe you are building a smart eBook and want it here:

smartdocs.xyz.com/ebook

Because each Smart Content asset should have its own WordPress installation in its directory (instead of a multi-site structure), you’ll simply install WordPress in that directory as you usually would for any WordPress site.

Next, for the automated Dynamic Content to work, you’ll need to make sure the permalinks are set up to just have the asset name in the URL (e.g. – smartdocs.xyz.com/asset01). Do this by selecting the “Post name” option.

Now that you have WordPress in place, select your package below for its specific installation process and link to usage instructions…

Step 1: Install the SplashMaker Basic plugin.

  • Navigate to Plugins from the WordPress Dashboard.
  • You can simply enter “SplashMaker” in the search field and install the plugin from there.
  • On the other hand, if you’ve downloaded the plugin zip file and want to use that method, just select the “Upload Plugins” button at the top of that page…
  • Click ‘Choose File’ and find the plugin zip file(s) you downloaded from our store (or elsewhere).

Step 2: Activate the SplashMaker Basic plugin.

  • Once the plugin is installed, click the Activate button.
  • Then click on the SplashMaker item in your menu to get started. You should see this.
Usage

Click here for more specifics on how to use SplashMaker.

Because our premium SplashMaker+ packages include both the core SplashMaker plugin and our SmartDoc/SmartApp themes, there are a few additional steps you’ll need to take if you intend to use them.

After completing the above WordPress installation and permalink work, we recommend the following steps:

Step 1: Remove the standard plugins, posts, and pages that ship with WordPress (unless you need them for some reason).

Step 2: Install the SplashMaker+Splashmetrics package you purchased as follows:

  • Navigate to Appearance > Themes from the WordPress Dashboard.
  • Click the ‘Add New’ button on top of the page…
  • Then click the ‘Upload Theme’ button…
  • Click ‘Choose File’ and find the theme’s zip file(s) you downloaded from our store.
  • Once the file has uploaded, click the Activate button.

(Potential Issue: Depending on your server settings, you might see the follow error. Just increase this setting to 20 Megabytes and the upload should succeed.)

Step 3: Install and activate the bundled WordPress plugins as follows:

  • Navigate to Appearance > Themes from the WordPress Dashboard.
  • Click the ‘Add New’ button on top of the page, then the ‘Upload Theme’ button.
  • Click ‘Choose File’ and find the theme’s zip file(s) you downloaded.
  • Once the file has uploaded, click the Activate button.

Step 4: Get rid of other unused themes so you don’t have to manage them.

  • Then click on the SplashMaker item in your menu to get started. You should see this.

Package Activation Key

Now it’s time to register your SplashMaker package. To do this simply copy the activation key you received via email with your order. Then paste that key into the field shown above and select “Activate”.

When successful the “Activate” button will turn to “Deactivate” – and the red “NOT ACTIVATED” indicator at the top right of the screen will turn to a green “ACTIVATED”.

Please refer to your purchase agreement for the number of activations allowed for each package.

Usage

Click here for more specifics on how to use SplashMaker+Splashmetrics.

Because our premium SplashMaker+ packages include both the core SplashMaker plugin and our SmartDoc/SmartApp themes, there are a few additional steps you’ll need to take if you intend to use them.

After completing the above WordPress installation and permalink work, we recommend the following steps:

Step 1: Remove the standard plugins, posts, and pages that ship with WordPress (unless you need them for some reason).

Step 2: Install the SplashMaker+Splashmetrics package you purchased as follows:

  • Navigate to Appearance > Themes from the WordPress Dashboard.
  • Click the ‘Add New’ button on top of the page…
  • Then click the ‘Upload Theme’ button…
  • Click ‘Choose File’ and find the theme’s zip file(s) you downloaded from our store.
  • Once the file has uploaded, click the Activate button.

(Potential Issue: Depending on your server settings, you might see the follow error. Just increase this setting to 20 Megabytes and the upload should succeed.)

Step 3: Install and activate the bundled WordPress plugins as follows:

  • Navigate to Appearance > Themes from the WordPress Dashboard.
  • Click the ‘Add New’ button on top of the page, then the ‘Upload Theme’ button.
  • Click ‘Choose File’ and find the theme’s zip file(s) you downloaded.
  • Once the file has uploaded, click the Activate button.

Step 4: Get rid of other unused themes so you don’t have to manage them.

  • Then click on the SplashMaker item in your menu to get started. You should see this (note the expanded menu).

Package Activation Key

Now it’s time to register your SplashMaker package. To do this simply copy the activation key you received via email with your order. Then paste that key into the field shown above and select “Activate”.

When successful the “Activate” button will turn to “Deactivate” – and the red “NOT ACTIVATED” indicator at the top right of the screen will turn to a green “ACTIVATED”.

Please refer to your purchase agreement for the number of activations allowed for each package.

Usage

Click here for more specifics on how to use SplashMaker.

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