To install required/recommended plugins, head to the Appearance > install plugins section of your admin panel. Once you’ve installed a plugin, don’t forget to activate it as well!

Required

Salient WPBakery Page Builder

Salient comes with a highly tailored version of the most popular page builder on the market, WPBakery Page Builder (formerly known as Visual Composer). It includes many new and exciting elements and a stylish overhauled user interface. Missing installing this plugin will result in seeing mass chunks of shortcodes after importing a demo. If you already have a different version of the WPBakery Page Builder installed, you’ll need to deactivate it before installing the Salient version as only one version of WPBakery Page Builder can be active at a time.

Required

Salient Core

This plugin adds the Core functionality required by the Salient theme. By activating it you will get access to the entire Salient collection of WPBakery page builder elements as well as access to the Salient studio template library, which currently contains over 250 section templates. Lastly, the Salient core plugin also adds the theme specific page/post options which allow you greater flexibility over designing your site.

Optional

Salient Demo Importer

This plugin allows you to easily replicate the live demos shown for Salient. Once activated, the Salient demo importer will be accessible from the Salient options panel.

Optional

Salient Social

Adds social media share buttons to posts/projects as well as a WPBakery page builder element to reuse where you see fit. Multiple styles are offered customization options through the WordPress customizer.

Optional

Salient Widgets

Adds three new Salient widgets for you to use: Popular Posts, Recent Posts Extra, and Recent Projects.

Optional

Salient Portfolio

The Salient Portfolio post type is a great way to organize your portfolio and show it off in style.

Optional

Salient Nectar Slider

A stylish & simple slider post type to feature content. Offers features such as parallax scrolling, video backgrounds and more.

Optional

Salient Shortcodes

Adds a collection of shortcodes with a convenient shortcode generator that is available on all instances of TinyMCE editors.

Other Recommended (Third Party) Plugins

WooCommerce

This is the recommended eCommerce plugin of choice for Salient. An extensive amount of integration & styling is available for this in Salient. To find Salient specific WooCommerce related options head to the Salient Options panel > WooCommerce tab after installing & activating the plugin.

Force Regenerate Thumbnails

If you already have a fair amount of images on your WordPress media library prior to uploading Salient, running this plugin will regenerate all the image sizes to allow all them to work in all areas of Salient without having to reupload each manually. If you’re having issues with images displaying at different unexpected sizes in your portfolio/blog grids – the solution is likely to run this.

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