How to Manually install BoldGrid | BoldGrid
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In this tutorial, we will show you how to manually install BoldGrid for WordPress. From there you can begin building your BoldGrid website.  In order to manually install BoldGrid, you will need to obtain the installation files.


Manually Installing BoldGrid

  1. Download the Inspiration plugin and login to the WordPress dashboard.
  2. Roll your mouse over the Plugins link, and click Add New.
  3. Click the Upload Plugin button.
  4. Click the Choose File button on the Add Plugins page.
  5. Select the plugin from your downloads directory and click on Open.897-04-click-on-file
  6. Click the Install Now button.897-05-click-install-now
  7. When you see a “Plugin installed successfully” message, click the Activate Plugin button.
  8. You will then be on the Plugins page. Select the “Terms of Use’ checkbox and then enter your 32 digit BoldGrid Connect Key in the BoldGrid API Check section. Then click the Submit button. (If you don’t have one, see our guide on How to get your BoldGrid Connect Key).
  9. You are finished manually installing the BoldGrid plugin when you see an “Installation successful!” message. Click the Plugins link in the Dashboard, to see them listed.

Congratulations, now you know how to manually install BoldGrid! Install your first Inspiration to begin creating your BoldGrid site.




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4 thoughts on “How to Manually Install BoldGrid

  1. I have just purchased WordPress only to find out i can’t add plugins!!! maybe you should update your website, it seems now boldgrid is completely useless if you can’t add it on to wordpress.

    • Hello Robert,
      The WordPress application is free and allows you to use plugins. You should not have to pay to use it, but may have to pay for hosting. Are you working with a site built on by chance? That is different as it is hosted only on their servers and does not allow additional plugins to be installed.

      WordPress from is free and is designed to be used on independent hosting platforms. This application will allow you to use plugins.

      BoldGrid is simply a set of plugins for use on this type of WordPress platform. BoldGrid is not a stand-alone application and must be added to WordPress to function.

      Kindest Regards,
      Scott M

      • A mouse-over on the plugins does not display any pop-up menu as the instructions list above. There are other menu items that have the pop-up action; however, nothing comes up for the plugins menu item. (I know that I am in the correct spot as I am on the wp-admin site.)

        • Stevan, if you’re not seeing behavior as shown in the images above you may have a non-default setup, but more likely is that your WordPress may be out-of-date. Either way, you should be able to click on the plugins menu link and access the sub-features from there. The final possibility is that your site may be having an error of some kind. If so, you will need to contact your web hosting support directly for more information about what is wrong.

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