In today’s article, we’ll learn a simple, fast, and effective way to install a great slider builder free WordPress plugin into your website. See here how to install the Smart Slider WordPress plugin for free on your site.
Install Smart Slider WordPress Plugin From WordPress Directory
Note: This method can only be used to install the free version of Smart Slider 3 uploaded to the WordPress Plugin Directory. If you have the pro version, use one of the methods above.
Firstly, go to your backend Plugins. Secondly, Add New, and search for Smart Slider 3.
Please find it in the list, and click on the Install Now button. Now you will see the Smart Slider 3 appearing in your plugins list, which you should activate. The Smart Slider menu point will appear in your left WordPress menu. So, upload max filesize. So, Error There was an error loading this file to the server. The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini.
If you can see an error message like this when you are trying to install Smart Slider, that means that your server has a limitation, that files that are larger than the value defined in the php.ini (or .htaccess file) are smaller than the Smart Slider’s installation package. The limitation, in most cases, is below 2Mb. If you would have access to your php.ini file, you could modify this value by searching for the upload_max_filesize or post_max_size words. In conclusion, If you wouldn’t have access to that file, you can still install the slider with the FTP installation method.
Download the Smart Slider 3 Pro zip installer from our website. (Or the free version for WordPress from here.) Go to your Plugins → Add new. Upload Plugin and browse the zip file. Moreover: If your zip file contains UNZIP_FIRST in its name, then unzip the file first and use the zip file inside it!
Now, Install Now, and if the installation was successful, click on Activate Plugin.
Possible Error Fix
Note: If you are getting a “The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini.” message, follow the FTP installation method instead!
Now you will see the Smart Slider 3 plugin appearing in your plugins list. After activating it, you will see the Smart Slider menu point appearing in your left WordPress menu. If the installation wasn’t successful, try out the Upload through the FTP method instead.
Upload Smart Slider WordPress Plugin Through FTP
Download the Smart Slider 3 zip from our the devs site or WordPress org. (Or the free version for WordPress from here.) Unzip it into your computer. Go to your FTP, and upload the extend-smart-slider3-pro folder to your website’s wp-content\plugins\ folder. (If you are not sure, what the FTP of your website is, read this.) Go to your admin area. So, in the Plugins, and you will see the Smart Slider 3 Pro plugin in your list. Activate it, and the Smart Slider menu point will appear in your left WordPress menu.
Where is the FTP of my website?
When you purchased your website from the hosting company, you have received an email with the FTP account to access its folders and files. That is the account you need, and for example, with Filezilla, you can access your FTP. In addition, If you are unsure what your FTP account is, contact your server host and ask them for it!