How to install WPIcons

In this tutorial, we’ll go through how to install the WPIcons plugin on your WordPress website. Once completed, WPIcons should be installed on your website and you should be ready to insert some of the default bundled icons, start uploading custom SVG icons or downloading icons from any of the bundled services.

Let’s begin!

Download WPIcons

The first thing you’ll need to do is download the WPIcons plugin. Whether you have purchased the pro version including a license from this site, or you’ve chosen to try out the free version hosted on WordPress.org, there are different approaches to installing the plugin.

WPIcons Lite (download & install)

The free version of WPIcons can be downloaded and installed directly from your WordPress admin dashboard.

Login to your WordPress website dashboard and head into Plugins ⇨ Add New and in the top right hand corner search for “WPIcons“. Locate WPIcons and click on the “Install Now” button to begin the installation.

Note: Some parts of the image above may be outdated as WPIcons is updated in future releases. Keep in mind, the proper plugin is WPIcons by Code Parrots.

When the installation completes, you can activate the plugin. The free version installation is complete.

WPIcons Pro

After purchasing WPIcons Pro, you’ll be emailed a copy of your purchase receipt. The purchase receipt contains your license key along with a link to download WPIcons Pro. You have 24 hours after receiving the email to download the plugin. After 24 hours the download link will expire, and you’ll need to login to your account where you can access your purchase history.

Login and Upload the plugin

When you’ve downloaded a copy of WPIcons Pro to your local hard drive, you’ll want to login to your WordPress website dashboard. Once logged in you should be on the dashboard screen, which looks similar to the following:

From the dashboard, in the left-hand sidebar navigate to Plugins ⇨ Add New.

When on the Add Plugins page, at the top of the page, click on Upload Plugin to reveal a file upload field.

Click on “Choose File” to bring up the file browser. Navigate the file browser and locate and select the .zip archive downloaded in the previous step.

After selecting the file from your local hard drive, click the “Install Now” button.

During the installation process, the zip archive will be unpackaged and installed on your website. When the installation is successful you’ll want to click the blue “Activate Plugin” button.

When the plugin successfully activates you’ll be redirected to the WPIcons Welcome Page where you can About WPIcons, read our Getting Started guide or read the Changelog for information about what’s changed between versions.

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WPIcons Pro Changelog



2.0.3 - March 29th, 2020


  • Fix number format on output of icon count.
  • Remove rogue alert from modal popup.
  • Fix ‘View Shortcode’ background width.
  • Fix ‘View Shortcode’ .markup-container width back to 50%.
  • Remove reference to $ in all scripts.
  • Remove down arrow in icon browser titles.
  • Add period to ‘Select an animation to add to this icon’ sentence.
  • Update PHPCS standards to ignore shorthand syntax errors.
  • Add --ignore-externals flag to svn checkout.
  • Add PHPUnit testsuite name.
  • Add minimum PHP version/WP Version to plugin header.
  • Update unit tests with new plugin header info.

  • 2.0.2 - August 20th, 2019


  • Fix remote updater not passing license key, causing updates to not work.
  • Fix .zip archives generated during the build.
  • Update remote plugin updater class.

  • 2.0.1 - August 14th, 2019


  • Clean up minor bugs in the Icon Browser/Icon Builder windows.
  • Confirm working with Beaver Builder.
  • Tweak conditional login in Icon Builder windows for easier reading.

  • 2.0.0 - March 1st, 2019


  • Initial release of WPIcons Pro v2.0.0.
  • Complete rewrite of WP SVG Icons Pro.
  • Rebranded to WPIcons Pro.
  • Tons of new features, performance improvements and improvements (See https://www.wpicons.com/features for full feature list)
  • Version v2.0.3 Released

    Released: Yesterday at 3:04 pm EST

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