Installing Recommended Plugins

Utility Pro includes an easy installation option for our recommended plugins. While you don’t have to install or activate any of these plugins, we recommend them if you want to set up your theme like we do in our demo.

Recommended Plugins

After you’ve activated the theme, you’ll see a “nag” at the top of your WordPress admin panel, indicating the recommended plugins. You can learn more about a plugin by clicking on the plugin name, or you can begin the process of automatically installing the plugins by clicking the Begin installing plugins link.

If you choose not to install the plugins and don’t ever want to see this “nag” box again, just click the Dismiss this notice link and it’ll be gone from your site forever!

screen shot of recommended plugins nag after theme activation

Install Required Plugins

After you click the Begin installing plugins link, you’ll be redirect to an install page.

  1. Select the checkbox next to the word Plugin to auto-select all plugins.
  2. Select the Install option from the drop-down.
  3. Click the Apply button.
screen shot of dashboard install recommended plugins in bulk

Congrats, they’re installed!

But we’re not done yet.

Click the Return to Required Plugins Installer link for the final step.

screen shot of bulk plugin install results

Activate the Plugins

This process is almost the same as installing the plugins, except this time we’ll activate the plugins.

  1. Select the checkbox next to the word Plugin to auto-select all plugins.
  2. Select the Activate option from the drop-down.
  3. Click the Apply button.
screen shot of activating plugins

All done!

You’re now free to roam about. To learn more about how to use each of these plugins and to determine what settings are best for you, you can check out the usage documentation for each plugin using these links:

In a separate tutorial, I’ll also offer some best suggestions for using the WP Accessibility plugin with Utility Pro.

Author: Carrie Dils

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