Installing and updating premium plugins

Installing Theme Required Plugins

This step is very important because your theme functionality depends on these settings, so please follow this section carefully.

After you upload and install/activate Kalium theme go to Appearance > Install Plugins page.

Click Install/Activate for the recommended plugins:


Plugins we highly suggest to install and activate that Kalium requires them to work properly:

  • Advanced Custom Fields (plus ACF related plugins)
  • WPBakery Page Builder (formerly Visual Composer)

Other recommended plugins (based on sections of the theme you want to use):

  • Portfolio Post Type (to enable portfolio functionality)
  • Revolution Slider (if you want to use sliders)
  • Layer Slider (another slider plugin)
  • WooCommerce (if you need to enable shop functionality on your site)
  • Size Guide (for shop site)
  • WooCommerce Product Filter (if you need more advanced filters for your shop)


Updating premium plugins

Each theme update will contain the latest version for premium plugins. You need to update the theme to the latest version and you will get latest updates of premium plugins bundled with Kalium. These plugins can be updated automatically however they require to purchase them which you don’t need to.

For example, if you are currently using WPBakery Page Builder 5.4.5 and there is a new version available for WPBakery Page Builder, you have to get the latest version of Kalium and then go to Appearance > Install Plugins, click Update for Visual Composer plugin and you are all set.

Automatic updates for premium plugins are not available! They are only supported for users that have purchased plugin’s license. However, each theme update contains latest version of premium plugins.


Premium plugins cannot be activated with theme purchase code?!

Often users try to activate these plugins with “theme purchase code” which in fact won’t work. The reason is simple, Envato and plugin authors don’t allow to activate premium plugins using theme purchase code!

Each plugin has its own purchase code, and in order to activate the plugin, you need to purchase a copy for each of them.

Every theme in ThemeForest works this way with premium plugins. We are allowed to re-distribute these premium plugins with an extended license and limited rights.

Extended License covers: including the plugin in the theme, use the plugin and get the latest update via theme releases only. To get automatic updates, you need to purchase the plugin. If plugin author has made a “premium feature” that requires activation, it is not granted for Extended License owners to use it, but for individual users who purchase the respective plugin.


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