Install the WPSSO Core Plugin

If you purchased one or more WPSSO Core Premium plugin licenses, you received an email with a unique Authentication ID that will be required to install and update the WPSSO Core Premium version. Not that you must already have the Standard version installed and active to apply the Premium version update. ;-)

Install the Plugin

Free / Standard 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 "WPSSO Core".
  5. Click the Search Plugins button.
  6. Click the Install Now button for the "WPSSO Core" plugin.
  7. Click the Activate Plugin button.
  8. A plugin Setup Guide is available under the new SSO menu.

Premium version

  1. Install and activate the Free / Standard version of WPSSO Core if necessary (see above).
  2. Install and activate the WPSSO Update Manager add-on (if not already installed and active):
    1. Go to the admin section of your WordPress site.
    2. Select the SSO menu item.
    3. Select the Complementary Add-ons settings page.
    4. Scroll down and locate the "WPSSO Update Manager" add-on.
    5. Click the Add-on Details and Install link.
    6. Click the Install Now button in the plugin details window.
    7. Click the Activate Plugin button when WordPress is done installing the plugin.
  3. Select the SSO menu item.
  4. Select the Licenses settings page.
  5. Scroll down and locate the "WPSSO Core Authentication ID" option.
  6. Enter the unique Authentication ID you received for the WPSSO Core plugin.
  7. Click the "Save All Settings" button at the bottom of the settings page.
  8. Stay in the Licenses settings page.
  9. Scroll down and locate "WPSSO Core" and its links.
  10. Click the Plugin Details and Update link:
    1. Then click the Install Update Now button in the plugin details window.
  11. A plugin Setup Guide is available under the new SSO menu.

If you have a WordPress multisite (aka network) setup, please note that the WPSSO Core plugin and the WPSSO Update Manager add-on must be activated on the default site / blog to get Premium version updates. This is a requirement of WordPress, not the WPSSO Core plugin or its add-ons — WordPress uses the default site / blog to manage updates in the network admin interface (which means the default site must be licensed to install updates). You can find additional information on managing multisite licensing here.