Envira Gallery Documentation

Documentation, Reference Materials and Tutorials for Envira Gallery

How to Install Envira Gallery on Multisite

Congratulations on purchasing the best responsive WordPress gallery plugin! If you run a multisite, you may follow these instructions on how to complete a Network install of the plugin. We’re going to walk you through how to install Envira Gallery on a Multisite.

To get started, follow our installation guide, step-by-step, to get Envira Gallery installed on your WordPress multisite today.

  1. Download Envira Gallery
  2. Install the Envira Gallery Plugin
  3. Network Activate the Envira Gallery Plugin
  4. Activate Envira Gallery on Network Sites
  5. FAQs

To begin, log into your Envira Gallery account, navigate to the Downloads tab and select the Download link for the main Envira Gallery plugin.

Download Envira Gallery plugin for your Multisite

You don’t need to download any Addons at this time; you can install your Addons from the WordPress admin later.

You’ll notice the Envira Gallery plugin will be downloaded as a .zip file.

Must be the zip file for your multisite network installation

NOTE: Some web browsers are configured to unzip files automatically when downloaded. If Envira Gallery appears as a folder in your downloads directory on your computer, please re-zip/compress the file. If you’re not sure how to do this, see this guide: http://www.wikihow.com/Zip-Files-Together.

Next, navigate to the WordPress Network Admin » Plugins screen and select the Add New button:

Select the Add New button from the Plugins screen from your multisite dashboard

From the Add Plugins screen, select the Upload Plugin button:

Select the Upload Plugin button to proceed with installing Envira Gallery on your multisite.

Finally, on the next screen you’ll be able to choose the envira-gallery.zip file you downloaded in the first step and install it by selecting the Install Now button.

From the Plugins installation screen you can choose the envira-gallery.zip file to install on your multisite.

To finish the installation, select the Network Activate link that appears below the success message after installing Envira Gallery.


Once activated you’ll see a success message in the WordPress » Plugins screen indicating Envira Gallery is now active on your site!


When each user logs on to their dashboard under the Network, they will see the Envira Gallery plugin is already activated on their site.  Those users will see a message “No valid license key has been entered…”  Each site will want to verify your license key to receive automatic updates and install Addons from the WordPress Admin.


Navigate to Envira Gallery » Settings to enter the license key and click ‘Verify License’


Once the Envira License Key has been verified, the user will see a ‘Congratulations’ message and can navigate to Addons to being installing the Addons the user will want to use on this site.



That’s it, you’ve successfully installed and activated Envira Gallery on your WordPress Multisite Network!

Next, you’ll want to verify your license key to receive automatic updates and install Addons from the WordPress Admin.


Q: Can I install Envira Gallery via FTP instead?

A: Yes! To install Envira Gallery using your favorite FTP program, following these steps:

  1. Download the Envira Gallery plugin as shown in Step 1 above.
  2. Unzip the file on your computer so that you have the envira-gallery folder accessible.
  3. Connect to your site using your favorite FTP program and navigate to the wp-content/plugins directory of your WordPress site.
  4. Upload the envira-gallery folder to the wp-content/plugins directory.
  5. Navigate to your site’s WordPress Network Admin Dashboard » Plugins screen.
  6. Locate the “Envira Gallery” plugin and activate it.
  7. Finish installing Envira by verifying your license key for each sub-site under the Multisite network.
  8. Install Addons (optional).

Q: How do the Addons work with other sites?

A:  Here’s a basic example :

My New Site installs and activates an Addon, for example, CSS Addon from their Envira Gallery » Addons screen.

My New Site will show the Addon is installed and activated:


That same Addon will show installed on all sites (even the network site) but will not show as activated, not until such time as the Network Admin will activate this Addon from the Network Dashboard.  Only then will the Addons be ‘activated’ on all subsites.

Q: Can I define the license key in my config.php file?

A: Yes! If you’re running a multisite installation and don’t want to input your license key on every site, you can add the following to your wp-config.php file:

define( 'ENVIRA_LICENSE_KEY', 'your_license_key' );

If the license key field in the WordPress Admin » Envira Gallery » Settings screen is left empty, Envira will check for the above wp-config.php constant.