Download your entire WordPress media library (with and without FTP)

Why would you want to download the media library from WordPress?

There are many scenarios in which downloading all WP media files become required. It could be when you create a brand new website and you want to keep those valuable files in place. You can also regularly store your media library archive in case anything goes wrong or got strange conflicts.

While it is possible to go through each image, download one by one and then arrange the files, you would not want to choose that manual work. This article is going to show you 2 ways to download the entire library of your WordPress media files, just in one click. And those files are stored in a single archived zip. Just so convenient for you to tuck in your computer or keep it on cloud storage services.

Using Filester File Manager Pro plugin

Filester is actually a handy yet versatile file manager for your WordPress server files. I’m going to show you only a tiny feature to help you see how it works in saving WordPress media library.

To start off, you need to go your WordPress admin dashboard and download Filester.

This can be done easily by running a search of Filester > Install Now > Activate the plugin.

After activated, Filester plugin creates a new menu item File Manager on the left sidebar. And you can click on it to view all the files that compose your current WordPress website.

 

Filester file manager pro user interface

This user-friendly interface allows you to browse files and folders at ease like on your computer. I would expect it’ll be extremely simple for you to find the folder for all WordPress media files. By clicking on the folder wp-content > uploads, you’ll locate all your media files arranged in folders.

By now you can just right-click the folder you want to download and choose Download to get them automatically downloaded to your computer in a .ZIP file.

 

download wordpress media library using filester

This download process right from WordPress dashboard is conducted very fast and smoothly, compared to downloading via an FTP client, which is to be introduced to you below.

Using FTP client

Your next option is to use the file transfer protocol method, which requires you to download an FTP client. FTP is, of course, an excellent solution for WordPress management. If you, however, are a non-techie, it’ll be quite frustrating with those issues that you can’t understand or handle.

Now that if you can run FTP client, connect to Site Manager and navigate to your WordPress contents via the path /public-html/wp-content/uploads.

Every time you upload images and videos to WordPress media library, they will be stored in server folders. This system follows a chronological order which means the files uploaded in the year 2020 will be stored in the folder 2020, and so on and so forth for the subfolder of months.

You can do almost the same as the operations of Filester, find the folder you want to keep and right-click to download them.

download wordpress media library using ftp

Conclusion

Once you have correctly downloaded your WordPress media library, you will have a full backup of WP documents and media files. Bear in mind that WordPress store many different sizes of one image, so the media library you get has more files than original files. They will come in handy when you need to sort out optimized pictures and videos for your next projects later on.

If you guys have other methods to do the same task, don’t hesitate to leave us a message here!

Did I mention that Filester has many other powerful features mentioned in this article? Something you can do with the help of Filester includes drag-and-drop to move files, right-click to access smart context menu, advanced settings for different user roles.

If you would love to organize your WordPress media files better with folders, grab FileBird – WordPress media library folders now!

How to Duplicate a Whole WordPress Site in 2020 (A Complete Step-by-Step Guide)

As an experienced WordPress user myself, I have come to realize that at some point in time as you get used to the WordPress system, there would come some circumstances where you have to duplicate a WordPress site to a new server. That helps spare yourself the hassle that comes with putting up a whole new website design from scratch.

Sure, that’s definitely not the only reason why anyone might want to duplicate a website. It could be in order to test new functions or maybe to move your site to another host. However, the most concerning thing in this whole process would be about how to easily execute the process without getting errors or getting stuck.

Follow this post attentively to learn how you could carry out this duplication process easily and in a hitch-free manner. The tool we would be using for this process is a WordPress plugin called “FastDup”. The plugin takes your WordPress website duplication process to a new level! It helps you easily accomplish a final result which would be a fully duplicated and functional WordPress website. That would be an exact replica of the original package.

FastDup is by far the simplest tool that makes it easy to duplicate a WordPress website. It is just the ideal answer for making new websites, creating test/staging websites, changing existing website servers or changing to a new host.

 

The 4 key reasons why you’d want to duplicate your website using FastDup?

  1. Moving the website to a new server/host: This is a way by which you take your website to a new server/host while you still have all settings exactly the way it was on the previous servers, FastDup will help you make a full website duplication including main directories and subdirectories.
  2. Creating test/staging websites: Test/staging websites are very essential for when you have to make some changes in codes or settings on your website but you do not wish to make changes directly to your live website, you can create this test environment and after adjusting suitably, you can easily update to the live website.
  3. Offering website design freelance service: This is also a very important reason why anyone would need FastDup to duplicate website, as there are some clients who would go through your portfolio and they just want to have an exact replica of one of your past website design project, it is very easy this way since you probably still manage the site or maybe you kept a copy yourself, just duplicate the site for your new client, fast and easy.
  4. Changing of domain name: Sometimes, business rebranding prompts for a change of website domain even though the website still maintains and wants to retain the same contents, duplicating your website from the old domain name to the new one is also very helpful in this case.

 

The 4 easy steps involved in duplicating a website using FastDup

This process would be fairly broken down into four steps. You need to take note that before you could duplicate a website successfully, you need to have a hosting. You don’t need to install WordPress, our duplication process will do both installations of WordPress for you whilst also duplicating websites.

Let’s jump into the steps:

1. Pack your site data and download to your computer

This is of course done with the help of FastDup plugin, so you would need to install this plugin first.

You need to install FastDup plugin to your main website, very easy (just like you would install any other plugin), activate it and then look for the tab in your WordPress Dashboard called “FastDup”. Click this tab and Create a new package, then you can customize a new package Template or pick any of FastDup’s default templates (which is just sufficient enough in a simple case) and then click on Run to have the plugin pack the whole website files and entire database for you. Then you just allow a few seconds to some minutes for the magic to be done.

Sometimes you might get some errors at this stage due to wrong server configuration. If this happens, just follow the error instruction and fix your server or get in touch with the plugin author to ask for support. The author usually responds within 24 hours for help in any case of errors you do not understand.

If it gives no error (usually the case as FastDup has been tested to work on minimally low server configurations), then it would build the package successfully and give you a Download button. This would allow you to download the Archive file (website packed file) in zip format to your computer. Clicking outside the built package interface will allow you to see the Installer file which you also need to download, as these two files will be needed in just some minutes time.

2. Set up a database for the duplicate website

First of all, we should understand that a WordPress based website saves its information in a Database, so it’s the reason why our duplication process also requires this step as a norm.

You need to contact your host providers to give you the guide on how to create a new Database. Basically (as in most cases), you need to login to CPANEL using the detail you received after purchase of your host plan. If for some reasons, you can’t find it, just get in touch with the host support and they would help, then click on MySQL to get started.

The next screen will then allow you to create a new Database by giving it a name, scroll down the page and add new user, still scroll down to find the last step here which is to add user to database by selecting the newly created Database and User. See the screenshots below:

 

 

3. Upload the two downloaded files to your new server

When you are done creating a new database, the next thing is to upload both the Archive file and Installer file to your new server using any possible options including File Manager via the CPANEL or FTP clients like FileZilla.

Get in touch with your new host support to request for the login credentials to any one of the above options. Once logged in, you need to upload both Installer and Archive files to the root directory of your new site. In the new server, it is usually called public_html or www .

 

4. Launch the installer and complete the duplication procedure

While you have your server running, you need to open a new tab in your web browser, type your duplicate site domain name, forward slash installer.php, for instance, http://ninjateam.org/installer.php, load this Url and continue clicking “Next” after the wizard screen comes up.

When you get to the Database detail screen, fill in your Database details created at “step 3” in the appropriate fields, select the package file, click on “Test Database” and if you get an error message “database test is unsuccessful”, then double check the Database username and password, but if you get the success message, click on “Next” to proceed.

On the next screen, check the box to “Auto delete installer files after login to secure site”, click “Admin Login” button and input Username and Password of the parent website. Don’t forget to change or adjust a few things in the new site like WordPress Admin Username and Password, website title and tagline in General settings.

Conclusion

There is a little feeling of weirdness whenever we think of duplicating a website. That’s because we think it’s a kind of tedious task. Actually, it’s nothing weird at all. By using FastDup plugin, you could get this process done nice and easy.

Summary

The four main steps involved in website duplication include:

1. Pack your site data and download to your computer

2. Set up a database for the duplicate website

3. Upload the two downloaded files to your new server

4. Launch the installer and complete the duplication procedure

How to set up Facebook Messenger Chat with Bot (Updated October 2019)

Step 1: Set up general settings

Please watch this video below

Step 2: Set up some commands

Please see this video to set up some commands for your bot

Step 3: Submit for Facebook App Review

Below is the process of how to get Facebook app approval for Facebook Messenger Chat with Bot plugin.

Prerequisites:

  • A Facebook Page
  • Business License/ Personal Documents to be verified by Facebook Team

Permission needed:

  • pages_messaging

♦ Please watch this video to know how to submit for this permission:

♦ For the screencast needed to submit, you record one video like the one below. Remember don’t use exactly this one. You need record one by yourself showing how the permissions demonstrate clearly.

 

♦ For the content submitted, you can refer to this document but remember to provide your own information such as admin login credentials.

You can read more about Facebook verifications below:

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If  you have any question, please submit a ticket at Our Support System or feel free to chat with our support team at Our Official Facebook Page

Many thanks,

Ninja Team

How to add a WhatsApp contact widget/ button on your WordPress site

WhatsApp is the most commonly used instant messaging app all over the world because of its simplicity and user-friendly, and it’s obvious that more and more companies are beginning to realize the need to integrate this wonderful tool into their business. In other words, WhatsApp widget is an essential and powerful tool for your website to help customers to stay connected with your business and deal with their inquiries and requests.

With WhatsApp plugin that we are going to go through in today’s article, you can set up сhat on your site and it will promptly appear on your specific pages. You can personalize the plugin in terms of writing welcoming messages, choosing icons, and so forth. With the help of WhatsApp chat embedded on a web page, you will stay connected with your clients at anytime and provide instant support to them that really improves the customer experience.

In today’s post, we’ll show you the way to integrate WhatsApp button or widget into your WordPress site.

Are you ready? Let’s dive in.

How can you integrate WhatsApp on your WordPress website?

In your WordPress dashboard, go to Menu Plugins > Add new > Upload Plugin > Upload the plugin zip file you downloaded from CodeCanyon page > Activate it

image 1

Configure the plugin

After installation, we will have three main sections of the plugin as shown in the picture below:

  • Add New Account
  • Floating Widget
  • Settings

settings

Okay, now let’s first go through the most important step called “Add New Account” before we display WhatsApp widget on our site.

1. Add new account

In this section, we can easily see 10 essential fields that we need to fill out in order to create a new WhatsApp account.

image 2

1. Account Name
The name of a member like Benjamin, Thomas, Will, etc.

2. Account Number or Group Chat URL

3. Title
Their job title, for example, Content Writer, Customer Support or Technical Support, etc. This title is displayed in the floating widget.

4. Predefined Text
This is the text message which is automatically generated when your customer approaches you for the first time.
For example, Hi, I’ve just visited [njwa_page_title], and I need some help. Here is the link: [njwa_page_url]. (Note: Do not enter any quotation mark in this field.)

image 3

5. Button Label

The greeting text of their shortcode button like “Need help? Chat via WhatsApp”

 

online

6. Time Availability
Working hours of the staff

7. Description Text When Offline (1)
On business days and before start times, this text is displayed as a countdown timer, for example, “I will be back in [njwa_time_work] hour(s).”

8. Description Text When Offline (2)
This text is displayed when it’s after working hours of business days and on days off, for example, I will be back on Mon – Fri, 08:00 – 17:30″

image 4

9. Button Style

button style

Here, you can personalize the WhatsApp button whatever you like. By default, in online status, the button has square borders, green background color with the text in white.

10. Avatar

avatar

You can set a profile picture for the account.

Voilà. And you’ve done creating your new WhatsApp account.

Easy enough, right?

accounts

Next up, let’s turn to the second section of this plugin called “Floating Widget” and set up some basic settings in order to let the WhatsApp widget float on your site. You can also personalize how the widget looks.

2. Floating Widget

Click on the search bar, and all accounts will be listed there. Click to select an account that you want to display.

floating widget

Then, moving on to the “Display settings” part for the purpose of configuring some essential characteristics of the widget.

display settings

You can customize attributes of the floating widget including title, subtitle, colors, and position.

This is how it looks on the front-end:

floating widget 1

Finally, you can go to the last section of this plugin, “Settings” to adjust some vital configurations like button style, button background color or button text color before displaying the WhatsApp widget on your site.

settings

Ahhh, one more thing is that you can also display the widget on your WooCommerce store. Sounds awesome, isn’t it?

WooCommerce

After going through creating a new account and adjusting configurations of this plugin, the WhatsApp widget will look like this on your site.

site

Pretty cool, huh?

And now you can stay in contact with customers and enhance your customer satisfaction that leads to the improvement of your business reputation.

Okay, now over to you – do you think WhatsApp chat button is a feasible way to improve customer experience and prestige of business? Do you have any experience of using this? Please share with us in the comment section below. We’d love to hear all your valuable feedback.

Thank you for being with us, and if you have any inquiries, feel free to reach us at NinjaTeam Support Center

How to set up Facebook Secret Spiderlink WordPress plugin (Updated Apr 2020)

  1. Set up WordPress backend

2. Prepare screencasts for Facebook App Review
Prepare two screencasts as below

3. Submit Facebook App review

Notice: This video below is old permissions, new permissions since May 2020 are pages_read_engagement, pages_manage_posts, groups_access_member_info, but the same method is still working.

*Text Document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CwW1JC9IlNm1sFVIOdUayTxHdyk-2gfT/view?usp=sharing

When all permissions are approved, it looks like this

 

Done! Enjoy your SpiderLink!

If  you have any questions or concerns, feel free to chat with our support team at m.me/ninjateam.org or submit a ticket at https://ninja.ticksy.com/

Many thanks from Ninja Team 😉

 

 

How to Organize Your WordPress Media Library with Folders

Files, files and more files. Stuff is messed up!

Are you getting mad at finding and arranging thousands of files of images, videos or documents that you have uploaded to your WordPress?

You have trouble managing them?

One of the biggest clutter attractors is the WordPress Media Library.

You intend to upload multiple media files for every single post and page you create.

Imagine that you are gonna upload about 10 or 20 images per day. If we multiply that by tens or hundreds of posts, the quantity of files in your Media Library is insurmountable!

Frankly, WordPress does not equip enough tools to help deal with all media files. The Media Library is currently doing quite well in files, but if you need to go further than this like finding specific old files, I bet you’ll be in a world of pain.

That’s where FileBird comes in. It brings some much needed order to your WordPress Media Library by creating an organized structure of highly filterable folders and subfolders.

FileBird – WordPress Media Library Folders is the official tool developed by Ninja Team to help you deal with this difficulty like shooting fish in a barrel. And it was born to help you overcome the obstacle and take your WordPress Media Library folders organization to the next level.

In today’s article, I’ll take you through exactly how to use this plugin to organize your Media Library. Then, I’ll go deeper into all WP Media Folder’s features to let you manage your WordPress site a whole lot easier and less time consuming.

How to add folders to your WordPress Media Library with FileBird

Here’s exactly how you can add the plugin to your site by using FileBird.

Before getting started, you’ll need to make sure you’ve:

  1. Purchased the plugin from envato
  2. Downloaded the free .zip file of the plugin from WordPress

Once you’ve got that out of the way, you’re ready to start organizing!

Installing and configuring FileBird

All you need to do is search “FileBird” and install the plugin.

install filebird

Navigating the FileBird Interface

Here’s what your media library should look like now:

media library

The user interface works a lot like the folder system on your computer, so it should feel pretty familiar.

To create your first folder, you can click New Folder button on the top-left corner:

new folder

Once you create a folder, it will show up in the list on the sidebar:

sidebar

To move a file into the folder, you can just use drag and drop just like you would on your computer:

drag and drop

If you want to move multiple files at the same time, you can click the Bulk Select button:

bulk select

Then, you can click on as many items as you want to move and use the same drag-and-drop approach to move them to a new folder:

bulk select

Creating Subfolders

If you want to create a folder inside another folder, you’ll first want to open the folder in which you want to create a child folder. Then, if you click the New Folder button or right click then select New Folder while inside that existing folder, you’ll be able to create a child folder:

sub folder

Filtering and ordering files to find them faster

To help you find new and old files, FileBird adds a number of new filter and sort options.

You can filter files by:

  • Keywords
  • Date
  • Media items (Audio, images, video, etc.)

You can access these options from the All media items drop-down:

search

You can also resize the sizebar by dragging the three-stripe pattern.

resize sidebar

Stand out features of FileBird

FileBird is equipped with a wide range of useful features that I’ll state in the next section, but here are the three main features which really helps FileBird stand out from the crowd:

  • Manage media with folders and subfolders – you can create as many folders and subfolders as you need to stay organized.
  • Order and filter media – you can filter and order your entire Media Library based on multiple helpful criteria.
  • Smart context menu – right click your mouse to quickly create, rename or delete folders like what you do on your computer.

smart context menu

Other helpful features – friendly UI, compatibility and more!

In addition to the outstanding features mentioned above, FileBird also includes these helpful features:

  • Drag-and-drop Interface – Moving files around is as easy as dragging them to where you want them. Plus, you can drop files anywhere to upload.
  • WooCommerce compatibility – FileBird is compatible with WooCommerce and other eCommerce plugins
  • Page Builder compatibility – FileBird is compatible with most popular page builder plugins like Elementor, Beaver or Composer. It also works with Divi and Bakery if you upgrade to the premium version.
  • 2 media views – You can view your Media Library in two ways, namely a list or thumbnails.
  • Multiple languages support – FileBird supports most popular languages like Spanish, French, Italian, Vietnamese, etc.

Final thoughts and Pricing

FileBird – WordPress Media Library Folders is all about saving your time through better files management to make your WordPress media library cooler. It will not take much time to navigate and search your media files, which means you will spend more time dealing with essential stuff like writing content or promoting your site.

Beyond general time-saving through organization, FileBird can also help you accomplish specific tasks like easily creating, renaming and deleting folders as well as dragging and dropping files with right-click feature.

With all those good points, you’re probably wondering what FileBird is going to cost you. The answer? Not that much. It’s $25 with 6-month support from NinjaTeam alongside with regular updates. If you want to extend supports to 12 months, you can pay $7.5 for that.

Ready to start taking control of your WordPress Media Library?

Click here to try out the free version of this plugin with basic features.

If you want to experience more advanced features to make your media library become more organized and neater, you can

Click here to purchase the plugin and get more information.

How to Submit Your Facebook App for Review

In this article, we will show you how to submit your Facebook app for review:

  1. “Pages and Business Assets” permissions
  2. pages_messaging permission

1. “Pages and Business Assets” permissions

1. In your app, go to App Review > Permissions and Features.

2. Search for the permission that you need (e.g. manage_pages). Click on “Request” button, then click “Continue”.

3. Click on “Tell us how you’ll use _” to continue.

4. There’s now a popup of “Details for _”. Click on “I agree to Facebook’s permission and feature usage guidelines”.

5. Fill in “Tell us how you’re using this permission or feature”.

6. Fill in “Demonstrate how your selected platforms will use this permission or feature”.

7. Upload a detailed step-by-step screencast under “Show us how you’re using this permission or feature”.

8. Click on “Save” to close the popup. After that, it will show a blue check mark like this:

9. Click on “Provide verification details”.

10. In “App Verification Details” popup, enter your \wp-admin and \my-account login credentials. Opt in “I confirm I’ve completed the required steps,” then click “Save”.

11. Click on “Add additional permissions and features” to add more permissions if needed. After that, click on “Submit for Review”.

12. Click on “I accept the Platform Onboarding terms above,” then click “Submit”. That’s done!


2. pages_messaging permission

1. In your app, go to Messenger > Settings > App Review for Messenger. Then click on “Add to Submission”.

2. Click on “Add Details”.

3. Select your Facebook page, fill in the content for submission, then click “Save”.

4. Click on “Submit for Review”.

5. Click on “I accept the Platform Onboarding terms above,” then click “Submit”. That’s done!


Thanks in advance, and if you have any questions, feel free to chat with us at m.me/ninjateam.org. 😉

NinjaTeam Facebook Review Pro WordPress Documentation (Updated Jan 2019)

This is a step-by-step guide to setting up Facebook Reviews Pro WordPress Plugin by Ninja Team.

In this article, we will go through nine sections:

  1. General Options
  2. Your Pages
  3. Facebook Trust Badge Shortcode
  4. Shortcode
  5. Google Rich Snippet
  6. Facebook Reviews widget
  7. Facebook Trust Badge widget
  8. Facebook Reviews – WPBakery element
  9. Facebook Trust Badge – WPBakery element

1. General Options

Click “Connect to Facebook” to get your User Access Token filled.

 

2. Your Pages

Here to enable your pages, and reload them to get new reviews.


3. Facebook Trust Badge Shortcode

Here to create a shortcode for your page trust badge.

Here is how it looks like on the front end.


4. Shortcode

Here you can create a shortcode for your page reviews.

Here is how a shortcode will look like.


5. Google Rich Snippet

Select your Facebook page, then give your site a title and description. After Google indexes your site, your page rating will be displayed in Google Search Results.


6. Facebook Reviews widget

Here you can add a widget of your Facebook page reviews.


7. Facebook Trust Badge widget

Here you can add a widget of your Facebook page trust badge.


8. Facebook Reviews – WPBakery Page Builder

You can insert reviews onto a page or a post by using WPBakery Builder.


9. Facebook Trust Badge – WPBakery Page Builder

 

Here you can insert your page trust badge onto a page or a post by using WPBakery Page Builder.


If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to let us know.

You can message us on Our Facebook Page or submit a ticket at Our Support Portal.

Many thanks from Ninja Team! 😉