Congratulations on signing up for Astra Website Protection. Astra works with WordPress out of the box, and can be easily installed on your site. This guide walks you through the process of installing & uninstalling the Astra Website Protection plugin on your WordPress site.

How to Install Website Protection plugin in WordPress

After purchasing Astra Website Protection, login to the Dashboard

Navigate to the Website Protection page & click on the Complete Setup button

Complete the details in the Getting Started workflow as follows:

Enter the Full Website URL where you will install the plugin. For eg: https://www.getastra.com/blog
Enter a short nickname which will be displayed instead of the entire website URL
Select WordPress as your website technology

Go to the next step, and Download the WordPress plugin

Click on the Show Activation Code button & copy the code to your clipboard

Head over to your site's WordPress admin area, and click on Plugins > Add New. Choose the zip file you have just downloaded. Click on install and activate

Select Astra Security in the left sidebar, to open the plugin page

Click on the Enter Activation Code button & paste the Activation code you copied earlier

🎉 You've just successfully installed Astra Website protection plugin on your WordPress website

How to Reinstall Website Protection plugin in WordPress

If you've installed the plugin on your WordPress website once and want to reinstall it, this guide is for you:

Navigate to the Settings page of the website in your Astra Dashboard

Scroll down and click on Re-install Astra button

Select WordPress in the platform dropdown, and Download the WordPress plugin

Head over to your site's WordPress admin area, and click on Plugins > Add New. Choose the zip file you have just downloaded. Click on install and activate

In the left sidebar, you will see an icon called Astra Security

If you are reinstalling on the same server then your plugin might already be activated, and no further action is required
If you see a button titled Enter Activation Key then you need to copy the Activation code from the dashboard and enter it here

How to Uninstall Website Protection plugin in WordPress

Astra Website Protection in WordPress Installed Plugins List

Login to your site's WordPress admin area, and click on Plugins > Installed Plugins

Search for Astra Security (Premium) and click on the Deactivate text below it

If you want to permanently delete the plugin, click on the Delete text below the plugin name
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