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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!

Salient WPBakery Page Builder

(Formerly Visual Composer)

Salient comes with a highly tailored version of the most popular page builder on the market, WPBakery Page Builder. It includes many new and exciting elements and a stylish overhauled user interface. This is the only plugin Salient requires you to install. Missing this step 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.

Other Recommended Plugins


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.

Contact Form 7

Salient will style inputs from any form related plugin, but CF7 has been tested and some extra integration is in place.

Intuitive Custom Post Order

If you’re looking for an easy way to reorder your portfolio/blog items other than changing the date, intuitive custom post order will allow you to easily accomplish this with a drag and drop interface.

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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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