How to Download, Install, Activate, and Update PluginHive WooCommerce Plugins

How to Download, Install, Activate, and Update PluginHive WooCommerce Plugins

This guide explains the process of downloading, installing, activating, and updating any WooCommerce plugin, including the WooCommerce Shipping and WooCommerce Bookings plugins you would have purchased from PluginHive.

Steps to Download the Plugins from PluginHive

  • After purchasing your plugin, go to the My Account section of PluginHive.
  • Log in with the same credentials you would have used to purchase the plugin(s)


  • After logging in, navigate down to API Downloads as shown below. Here you will find the product ID required for the Plugin License Activation.


  • Click on Download to download the plugin package (.zip) file. Here’s a sample image to show that:


Note: If you are using Mac OS/Safari browser to download the plugin and facing issues, please refer to Q3 from the FAQ section down below.

Steps to Install the Plugins

* If you have installed the ‘Basic’ version of the plugin, then please deactivate it first before installing the Premium version.
* Your settings will not get affected in this process and will remain unchanged. Only the premium features and settings will be added.

  • After downloading the .zip file, you need to install it on your website in order to use the plugin. Log in to your WordPress admin using your admin credentials as shown below


Navigate to Dashboard > Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin and click on Choose File as shown below:


  • Upload the plugin .zip file here. Click on Install Now to install the plugin .zip file
  • Click on Activate Plugin after the installation process is over
  • Click on the plugin’s setting link to go to the Admin settings of the plugin

Steps to Activate License of the Premium Plugin

Once the plugin is installed, you can activate it by using the API Key & Product ID provided by PluginHive in the My Account -> API Keys section, to get timely update notifications.

  • To get the API Licence Key and Product ID, go to the My Account section of PluginHive. Navigate down to the API KEYS as shown below

my account

  • Next, navigate to WordPress Settings -> UPS Activation (we have taken the example of the UPS Shipping plugin here. The process remains the same for all PluginHive plugins.)

ups activation

  • Enter the API License Key and Product ID under the API Keys Activation section and click on Save Changes.

api license key and product id

Steps to Update Premium Plugin to the Latest Version

  • Once a plugin update is available, you get the notification on the Plugins page as shown below:
Update the plugin
  • Click Update now to update the plugin to the latest version.

Note: Your existing settings of the plugin remain intact after updating the plugin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: How to download the Premium WooCommerce plugins from PluginHive?

Please refer to the article section – Steps to Download the Premium Plugin from PluginHive.

Q2: How to install the Free WooCommerce plugins from PluginHive?

Please refer to the article section – Steps to Download and Install the Free/Basic Plugin.

Q3: I see a bunch of files instead of plugin .zip after downloading. Invalid plugin message during installation. What to do?

Solution: If you are using the Safari browser on Mac, sometimes the plugin .zip file will be automatically extracted by Safari while downloading. To solve this, please follow the below steps before downloading the plugin:
– Open Safari.
– Click Preferences.
– Under the General tab, uncheck the option Open “safe” files after downloading.
– Download the plugin .zip file again.

Q4: Do your WooCommerce plugins work on WordPress multisite?

Yes! You have to install the WooCommerce plugin & our plugin at the network level (Don’t activate them at this point). And activate WooCommerce & our plugin at the individual site level.

Q5: I still face issues with the plugin even after following this document.

Please Contact PluginHive Customer Support. We will get back to you and resolve any issues asap.

You could also check out these high-quality WooCommerce shipping plugins available.