2. Getting Started


Installing Cost Calculator plugin

There are two methods of installing a plugin onto your WordPress site. You can use the WordPress Admin panel to upload and install the plugin, or you can use FTP software instead.

WordPress Plugin Installation

To install the plugin directly from the WordPress admin panel, please first log-in to your wp-admin console.

  1. Navigate to Plugins > Add New,
  2. Click Upload Plugin,
  3. Click Choose File.
  4. If you want to upload in admin panel, you need to extract plugin folder (bt_cost_calculator folder), from downloaded bt_cost_calculator.zip file and pack it again as zip and then upload that zip.
  5. Click Install Now and the installation will begin.
  6. Once the installation is complete, go to Plugins screen and look for the newly uploaded Cost Calculator in the list.
  7. Click Activate to activate it.


FTP Installation

To install the plugin using FTP software, log in to the server where your WordPress website is hosted.
First extract bt_cost_calculator folder from downloaded bt_cost_calculator.zip file.

Now connect to your server via FTP and navigate to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online. Upload bt_cost_calculator folder to the plugins’ folder on your remote server.

Once the plugin is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to ‘Plugins > Installed Plugins’, find Cost Calculator and click ‘Activate’ button.


Product License

Here is how to enter plugin’s purchase code.

Since Cost Calculator version 2.2.4, once you install and activate plugin (or just update plugin to that version if you had it previously), a new option, Product License, will appear in Cost Calculator panel.


Once you enter Cost Calculator’s purchase code you will be able to receive notifications about new plugin versions, and update it through your dashboard, in Updates panel.

Please note that you are not required to enter purchase code in order for the plugin to work. Registration with purchase code is only used to receive plugin updates through wp-admin panel.


Installing Demo

Please follow the next steps:
  1. Go to ‘Tools > Import > WordPress’ and install WordPress Importer plugin if it is not already


2. When it is installed, choose xml file from demo_data folder and click ‘Upload file and import’.


3. On the following screen make sure that ‘Download and import file attachments’ is checked. Click ‘Submit’ button and wait until import is finished.


4. Once demo import is done, you should see imported demo calculators in Cost Calculator panel.



Common Issues And Troubleshooting with plugin install

Please follow the next steps:

  • I can’t upload plugin. It’s saying it is invalid. What went wrong?
I can’t upload plugin. It’s saying it is invalid. What went wrong?

Please unpack plugin folder and upload to your wp-content/plugins using FTP. The archive contains not only plugin but also the other files.

If you want to upload in admin panel, you need to unpack plugin folder (bt_cost_calculator) and pack it again as zip and then upload that zip.