KONG can only be used with WordPress, it is assumed that you have a working version of WordPress already installed. If you need instructions to install WordPress, please follow WordPress Codex guidance.
- First, go to your WordPress Admin area and click on Plugin → Add New
- Select the upload button on top of your screen, then select Upload Plugin → Choose File
- Browser to and select your kong-website-buider.zip file, after that select Install Now button
- After the installation, choose to activate the plugin
- Navigate the folder /wp-content/plugins/ from your site root (you can use FTP software like Filezilla for example)
- Upload the unzipped folder kong-website-builder into the directory
- From your WordPress Dashboard, select Plugins then you can see the Kong Website Builder from the plugin list. Click on the activation link to enable the plugin.
The activation process might take a few seconds which require to fetch pre-designed templates into the Database. After successfully activated, you will notice some changes on the Dashboard Interface like the above image.
Unlike Page Builder in which the buider content can be automatically rendered by filtering data inside
the_content() method (since the function is the mandasory requirement to display content of any page or post by WordPress). The snippets to render Header and Footer Builder must be manually injected because different themes have different html structures and it might happen you want to use the default header and footer of your theme. Following is the instruction to inject the code to render Header and Footer.
In order to display and build headers, the bellow code should be pasted on the very top of your site html structure, right after where the
body open tag. Normally, the place is in the
header.php file of your Theme.
In order to display and build footers, the bellow code should be pasted on the very end of your site html structure, right after the
body end tag. Normally, the place is in the
footer.php file of your Theme.
This wrapped class
.kong-entry is not strictly required unless you want to use the configuration of the Live Customizer for headings.
For security and performance reasons, it is highly recommended to use the latest versions of WordPress and PHP.
|WordPress||4.7+ (recommended latest)|
|PHP||5.3+ (recommended PHP 7+)|
Many issues you may run into such as; white screen, plugin fall to activate, unable to upload files, video, images, and other similar issues are all related to low PHP configuration limits. The solution is to increase the PHP limits. You can do this on your own, or contact your web host and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows.
To update new version of the plugin, for instance 1.0 to 1.1, just deactivate and delete the old one then reinstall and activate the new one.
- From WordPress Admin Dashboard, click Plugin on the sidebar.
- Find Kong Website Builder on the plugins list then click Deactivate then click Delete
- Finally, click Add New then upload and activate the new version