// Installation


When you purchase FacetWP, you will receive a download URL and license key.

Once you’ve downloaded it, you can either upload the ZIP file through WordPress admin, or manually extract the plugin into the /wp-content/plugins/ folder.

License Activation

After activating the plugin, browse to Settings > FacetWP, then click on the Settings tab. To activate your license, enter your license key into the box and hit “Activate”.

Automatic Updates

After you enter the license key, the plugin will notify you when new updates are available. Upgrading is a 1-click process within WordPress admin. If updates do not appear when expected, try manually checking for an update in wp-admin by browsing to Dashboard -> Updates and clicking on the Check again button.

Manual Updates

You can also manually update the plugin. Access your purchase history and download links to download the latest version. You can safely delete and reinstall the plugin without losing your settings.

Troubleshooting Updates

If you are having issues after updating check the following:

  • Clear your site cache, including FacetWP Cache if you are using it. Caching plugins such as WP Total Cache, WP Rocket, and WP Super Cache may need to be cleared, as well as js/css optimization plugins such as Autoptomize and Better WordPress Minify.
  • Some hosts provide server side caching that may need to be cleared. This often is done from your host’s control panel. Examples are Pagely, WPEngine, Siteground, and Flywheel. Services such as CloudFlare also provide a caching layer.
  • Clear your browser cache, even when your site cache is clear, your browser may continue to serve old assets.
  • Follow the general debugging tips, particularly checking for JavaScript errors when saving or re-indexing and looking at the query.


To renew your license, enter your license key into the Discount box during checkout.

A renewal will add 1 year to the expiration date. If the license has expired, the new expiration date will be 1 year from the renewal purchase date.