How to install Social Pug Pro

This article will guide you through the process of downloading and installing the Pro version of Social Pug.

1. Downloading the .zip file for Social Pug Pro

Once your Social Pug purchase is complete, an account and a unique serial key will be automatically created for you. Alongside these, you will also be granted access to the .zip file of the pro version.

To download the premium version file, navigate to your account page ( and from the “File Downloads” tab, click the “Download” button, as shown in the screenshot below.

The downloaded file should have a .zip format. If you find that the file is actually a folder, please make sure your browser doesn’t automatically unzip downloaded files. If your browser does unzip files automatically, please see this article for more help.

2. Removing the Free version of the plugin before installing the Pro

If you wish to upgrade and currently have Social Pug Free active on your website, you will have to remove it before attempting to install the Pro, to avoid any possible conflicts between the two.

To completely remove the Free version, navigate to the Plugins page in your WordPress admin area and firstly deactivate the plugin. After deactivation, from the same page delete the plugin.

This process will not remove any of your current saved settings. All settings will be available after the upgrade process is complete.

3. Installing the .zip file of the Pro version

From your WordPress admin area, navigate to Plugins -> Add New. Here click on the “Upload Plugin” button near the page’s title, as shown in the below screenshot.

A box where you can upload the .zip file will appear. Click the “Choose file” button and select the .zip of the Pro version from your computer. Once the file is selected, click the “Install Now” button.

4. Registering your Social Pug instance

Once installed and activated, to have access to Social Pug updates, you will have to register your instance of the plugin.

To do this, navigate to your account page ( and from the “License Keys” tab copy your Social Pug serial key.

Then navigate to your WordPress admin area, to Social Pug -> Settings -> General Settings tab. Scroll until you reach the “Register Version” section. Paste the serial key and click the “Save Changes” button.

Your serial key will be validated by the DevPups website and access to Social Pug updates will be granted.

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