Proven Documentation

There are two ways to install a WordPress plugin – manually with an FTP client, or automatically through the upload feature in the WordPress dashboard. Below you will see both options.

Installing a Plugin Through the WordPress Dashboard

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard and go to Plugins → Add New. At the top of the page, click the Upload Plugin button.
  2. Click the Choose File button and find the plugin .zip file from your local machine and then click the Install Now button.

Installing a Plugin With an FTP Client

  1. Download the plugin zip file to your local machine and unzip it.
  2. Log onto your server through an FTP client, and find your site’s wp-content/plugins directory. You will want to transfer the entire theme folder to that directory.
  3. Log in to your WordPress dashboard, and go to Plugins. There you will see all plugins that have been installed. Scroll down until you see the plugin you just uploaded. Click the Activate link below the plugin name.

Having an active license will allow you to get support and update your plugin with a click of a button from your WordPress Dashboard.

Make sure that you have your license key. You can find it in the email you received after your purchase or on your My Account page.

In your WordPress dashboard, goto Proven → Settings. Copy and paste your license key into the License Key field and click the Activate License button. If your key is valid, the License Status with change to License is Active.

Proven allows you to create multiple notifications, which is great for showing sales activity for a certain product only on pages that pertain to the product.

  1. In your WordPress dashboard go to Proven → Add New.
  2. Give your new notification a title, for example: E-book Sales Activity. This title will only be seen by you.
  3. In the Configuration tab, make sure Active is set to Yes.
  4. In the Content tab, select your Source. This is where Proven will pull customer activity. The options listed here will depend on what plugins you have installed. Possible options are Woocommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, Mailchimp, and Manual.
  5. Click the Publish button, and your new Proven notification will be visible to your visitors.

When creating or editing a Proven notification, you will find the Content Template field in the Content tab. This is where you enter what you want to appear in the notifications.

The available template tags are listed below the field. Each template tag will be replaced with the actual info from the customer activity data. It’s recommended to not use more than three lines when formatting your content.

If you are not using Woocommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, of Mailchimp, you can manually enter customer activity. Under the Content tab, select Manual from the Source select field.

After selecting Manual, you’ll see an Entry tab appear at the bottom of the Content section. Expand the tab to enter the customer activity info. To add another entry, click the Add Another Entry button.

The Behavior tab is where you set where the notification is seen and who sees it. Here you can also set the timing and animation type of the notification.

Only Show on Certain Pages

If you wish to only show a notification on certain pages, choose Certain Pages from the Show On select field. Then in the Show on these Pages field, enter the ids of the pages on which you want the notification to be seen. Separate the ids with a comma.

Hide on Certain Pages

If you wish to hide a notification on certain pages, choose All Pages from the Show On select field. Then in the Hide on these Pages field, enter the ids of the pages on which you do not want the notification to be seen. Separate the ids with a comma.

Under the Appearance tab, there are a number of options for setting the visual style of the notification.

Default Image

Each notification displays an image along with the text content. By default, Proven will try to fetch a Gravatar image for each customer if there is a valid email present. If a Gravatar image is not found, the default image will be displayed. This can be set by using the Default Image field. The recommended size for the default image is: 100px x 100px.

If you are using MailChimp as your content source, you must enter your MailChimp API Key.

Get Your MailChimp API Key

  1. Login to your MailChimp account.
  2. Click your profile name to expand the Account Panel, and choose Account.
  3. Click the Extras drop-down menu and choose API keys.
  4. Copy an existing API key or click the Create A Key button.

Add Your API Key to Proven Settings

  1. In your WordPress dashboard, goto Proven -> Settings
  2. Paste your API Key in the MailChimp API Key field.
  3. Click the Connect Button. If the key is valid, you will see a confirmation message.
  4. Click the Save Changes button.