Installing & Uninstalling WPESignature

Before installing WPESignature, you should review our server requirements here

1. Install WPESignature plugins 

Automatic installation 

Automatic installation is the easiest installation option, as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t even need to leave your web browser! 😊

Here are some steps to automatically install WPESignature on your WordPress website.

1. Visit your profile page and log in. 

2. Download WPESignature and WPESignature Business add-ons from the My Downloads screen.

3. Log in to your WordPress backend > visit the plugins tab > add new > upload.

4. Choose the WPESignature zip file we downloaded in step 2 > install now > activate.

5. Once eSignature is activated, you’re walked through a set-up tutorial where you save your settings (more on this below).

6. Repeat steps 4&5 for WPESignature Business add-ons.

It’s possible at this stage that you will be taken to a page requesting the FTP details of your web-server. This will be the case if you’ve not installed a plugin on this particular installation of WordPress before. If so, simply fill in your details to complete the installation.

Manual installation 

If you want to install WPESignature manually, this will involve downloading the plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favorite FTP application. 

Here are some steps for you to follow.

1. Visit your profile page and log in. 

2. Download and unzip WPESignature and WPESignature Business add-ons from the My Downloads screen.

3. Using an FTP program or your hosting control panel, upload the unzipped plugin folder to your WordPress installation’s wp-content/plugins directory.

4. Log into your WordPress backend and activate both plugins from your plugin page.

2. Save your eSignature settings

After you have activated WPESignature, you will see an installation checklist which will run a few quick tests to make sure your server meets the minimum requirements. 

After a successful test, select eSignature > settings > fill in your information > save.

This is the personal information that the plugin will use for things like signer name, organization name, etc., and can be edited and re-published at a time.

In order to proceed to the next tab to activate your license key, all settings fields must be filled in and published.

3. Activate your eSignature license key

After you save your eSignature settings, you’ll need to activate your WPESignature license key. 

To do this, navigate to eSignature > license tab > paste in the license key that was emailed to you > and select activate license.

Once your license is active on your WP site, you can start creating and sending documents. 🎉

Uninstalling WPESignature 

If you deactivate and delete WPESignature from the WordPress plugins tab, your settings and signed documents should not automatically be deleted unless you have the Danger Zone option checked. 

If at any point you are trying to remove all WPESignature data including signed documents, signatures, document templates, etc., you’ll need to tick the Danger Zone box before deleting the WPESignature core plugin.

Only use the Danger Zone setting if you would like eSignature to completely remove all of its data forever when the plugin is deleted. This is not a recommended option.