1 – Installation

First installation

To install Polylang (free version), follow the usual steps to install a plugin from the wordpress.org repository.

To install Polylang Pro,

  1. Download polylang-pro.zip by following the link in your purchase receipt or from your account > Downloads tab.
  2. In your WordPress Dashboard, go to the plugins list table and click on “Add New”
  3. Click on “Upload plugin” and select the polylang-pro.zip file you previously downloaded
  4. Activate Polylang Pro

Migrating from Polylang (free version) to Polylang Pro

You can’t activate both versions of Polylang at the same time. You need to de-activate Polylang (free) before activating Polylang Pro.

You can keep both versions on your hard disk, but you may want to save some space and delete Polylang (free version) before installing Polylang Pro. Here is how to proceed without loosing your data. If you do not feel comfortable with WordPress administration, it may be safer to make a database backup before proceeding.

There are two ways:

With your favorite FTP client:

  1. Delete the polylang folder in wp-content/plugins/
  2. Decompress polylang-pro.zip on your computer
  3. Upload the polylang-pro folder in wp-content/plugins
  4. Go in your plugins list table in WordPress dashboard and activate Polylang Pro

All from your WordPress dashboard :

  1. Go in Languages > Settings > Tools and verify that the option « Remove all Polylang data when using the “Delete” link on the plugins screen. » is NOT checked.
  2. Go in the plugins list table and de-activate Polylang
  3. Click on the red delete link and confirm the deletion
  4. Go back to the plugins list table and click on “Add New”
  5. Click on “Upload plugin” and select the polylang-pro.zip file you previously downloaded
  6. Activate Polylang Pro