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How do I install Fotomoto on WordPress?

Last Updated: Jul 23, 2016 10:41AM PDT

Important! Before you begin...

  1. You will need to have a Fotomoto account - if you don't already have one you can sign up here.
  2. Fotomoto does not work with sites - you need to have the variety where you can add a Plugin.
  3. Fotomoto works with most any WordPress Theme, but this depends on the libraries/plugins the theme uses. We highly recommend using one of the themes listed on our How page; if you plan to use a different theme, please see this article.


Installing Fotomoto on WordPress

  1. Set your Publishing Platform and copy your site key

    a. Go to the Settings tab in your Fotomoto Dashboard and make sure WordPress is shown under the Publishing Platform heading. If it's not, click the link under Publishing Platform and select it.

    b. Click the "site key" link and copy the site key.

    screenshot of Store Settings page for WordPress install on Fotomoto Dashboard

  2. Install the Fotomoto Plugin

    a. Log in to your Wordpress Dashboard, click the Add New link under the Plugins menu in the sidebar, then type "Fotomoto" in the Search field and click the "Search Plugins" button.

    screenshot of WordPress Dashboard install plugins screen search plugins for Fotomoto

    b. Click the "Install Now" link under 'Fotomoto' on the next screen, and WordPress will install the Fotomoto plugin for you automatically.

    screenshot of WordPress Dashboard install Fotomoto plugin

    c. Click the "Activate Plugin" link on the following screen.

    screenshot of WordPress Dashboard active Fotomoto Plugin
  3. Add the Fotomoto Site Key

    Click the Fotomoto link under the Settings menu in the sidebar, then paste in the Site Key you copied in Step #1 and click Save Changes.

    screenshot of WordPress Dashboard active Fotomoto Plugin
    Note: The API Mode option is provided for developers who want to use the Fotomoto API for advanced control over how Fotomoto code is run. Enable Fotomoto Multiuser is provided for "community" sites to allow each WordPress user to have their own Fotomoto account. For the majority of Fotomoto users, these options should remain disabled.
  4. Set options for your gallery

    See this article on how to set up Fotomoto in your Gallery.

    Note: If you use a JavaScript library to add lightbox, slideshow or other functionality, you'll need to select the appropriate Script Library in your Fotomoto Dashboard - see this article. Fotomoto Buy Buttons may not work with your library if it's not in the list of libraries that work with Fotomoto.

  5. Success!

    The Fotomoto Buy Button toolbar should now appear under every image on your Wordpress site. Next, you'll want to read our article "I've installed Fotomoto - now what?".

    If you don't see the Buy Buttons, please see this article.

    screenshot of the Fotomoto buy buttons appearing on an image in a WordPress blog
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