Finding Your PRO License Key & Re-Downloading The Plugin
In the screencast below I’ll review how to find your PRO license key on the tri.be site, how to disconnect it from any sites to which it is tied, and how re-download a fresh version of the plugin should you ever need to. Check it out:
Finding Your PRO License Key
During the checkout process when purchasing Events Calendar PRO, you selected a username and password that will serve as your credentials for accessing tri.be going forward. If attempting to find your license key, visit the login page and enter those credentials now.
Once logged in, hover over the Account Central link in the upper right-hand corner. Upon hover, it looks like this:
You’ll see 4 options in this dropdown:
- Profile: Allows you to view/edit your tri.be profile and related details.
- Downloads: This is where you can download the plugin. We’ll revisit this a little later.
- License Keys: Where the keys are located.
- Order History: A record of all orders you’ve ever placed.
For now, click into — you guessed it — “License Keys.” For every license key you’ve purchased, you’ll see a box like this:
It includes a link to the support page; the key itself; the expiration date; and any sites to which the key is tied.
In the screenshot above, you’ll notice that this key is currently unused. To plug it into a site, you’d simply copy the code in its entirety and head over to Settings –> The Events Calendar on your site. Assuming PRO is active (the key field won’t appear if it isn’t), you’ll see the field atop this page and can paste the code accordingly. The system will validate for a moment, but when the green message showing the expiration date shows, you’ll know you’re set.
Disconnecting The Key From A Site
Let’s say you’ve tied your license to a site that is going away, and you want to disconnect the plugin so the license is available for use elsewhere. The easiest way to do this is from within the tri.be site: go to Account Central –> License Keys. Since the key is in use, the box that appears will look like so:
You’ll notice that now the “Site URL” and “Registration” fields are populated; under “Registration,” there will be an “Unregister” link as shown in the screenshot above. Just click that “Unregister” link, and confirm in the pop-up that appears asking if you’re sure. Upon refresh, the license should once again be unconnected and ready to rock.
Note that while you can attempt to manually disconnect on the WordPress side (by just deleting the key from the field on Settings –> The Events Calendar and resaving the page), you will still need to come to tri.be to complete the process.
Re-Downloading The Plugin
One last point worth covering: a few users have made modifications to the plugin code that they’ve later regretted, but haven’t saved a fresh/unaltered copy of the plugin to revert back to.
This isn’t a problem, given how the tri.be site is set up. Just login and go to Account Central –> Downloads. The page will show any products you’ve purchased, like so:
The screenshot above shows that I’ve purchased Events Calendar PRO, and that it was released on 10/10/2011. It’s currently on version 2.0.2 — and by hitting the blue “Download” link, I can get a fresh version of that 2.0.2 code on the spot.
Remember that since The Events Calendar is hosted at the WordPress.org repository, you can download the current version of that plugin over there. This “Downloads” page is only for PRO products that you’ve purchased here at tri.be.
Hey, and just in case you missed it…check out our related post on when you do and when you don’t need license keys, an issue that has been coming up quite a few times since the 2.0 launch. Hopefully that article, coupled with the one you just read, eliminate any confusion on the license keys. If there are still any issues…feel free to leave them in the comments.