1. Get the Plugins
WP QuickDraw (Basic) – Click here ⇨ to download the free plugin into a standard WPQuickDraw.zip folder in your downloads directory. You can also search for WPQuickDraw from your WordPress plugins utility (left column of your admin menu) to search for and download the plugin directly from WordPress.org.
WP QuickDraw Pro – Download WPQuickDrawPro.zip to your downloads directory using the link provided in your subscription confirmation email (go to your account if you need it resent). If you don’t have a subscription to WP QuickDraw click here ⇨.
SPECIAL NOTICE: Throughout most of August 2019 WP QuickDraw (Basic and Pro) will be in Beta Test mode to explore any unforeseen issues with so many millions of potentially different WordPress sites and their varying content and configurations using our plugins. Of course, even using WP QuickDraw during this Best Test mode will benefit from future updates. But if you would also like to be part of the process as a Beta Tester to give us feedback from your experience you’ll not only have our appreciation (and a discount!) – you’ll also be accelerating experiences for everyone. After all, that’s what we’re all about.
2. Install and Activate the Plugins
WP QuickDraw (Basic)
If you downloaded the plugin directly from WordPress through your WordPress plugin utility then click on “install” when prompted. If you downloaded the plugin from this website instead then click on “add plugin” from the plugin utility (in your left column admin menu). Note that you need to have admin level permission to see this utility. When WordPress prompts you for the plugin file, navigate to your downloads directory and click on the WPQuickDraw.zip folder, then click on “install”. After installing using either method, find WP QuickDraw in your plugins directory and click on “activate”.
WP QuickDraw Pro
First, make sure you have installed and activated WP QuickDraw Basic which is a necessary plugin WP QuickDraw Pro to work. Now click on “add plugin” from the plugin utility (in your left column admin menu). Note that you need to have admin level permission to see this utility. When WordPress prompts you for the plugin file navigate to your downloads directory and click on the WPQuickDrawPro.zip folder, then click on “install”. After installing, find WP QuickDraw Pro in your plugins directory and click on “activate”.
Advanced Users – Do not disable WP Cron. WP QuickDraw uses the WP Cron feature included in standard WordPress installations to access the HifiPix API for processing images in the background. If WP QuickDraw detects that WP Cron is not working properly on your website you will see an error message at the top of your WordPress admin panel screen (see Support FAQ)
3. Go to the WP QuickDraw Dashboard
Once WP QuickDraw is installed and activated then clicking on WP QuickDraw in your left column admin menu will show the simple WP QuickDraw Dashboard.
4. Enter your API License Key (WP QuickDraw Pro only)
Enter your API license Key from your subscription confirmation email into the Dashboard (you can also find your API Key go to your account).
PLEASE NOTE: Each API License Key will be permanently associated with the WordPress website domain (and related development domains) where you first enter your Key and cannot be transferred.
5. Turn on the API processing and … that’s it! QuickDraw takes over from here …
The WP QuickDraw API processing of your image library is initially turned off during installation. Turn it on now for everything to start happening automatically. If this is the first time the plugin was installed it may take some time for your image library to be fully processed (check the progress with the gauges). Images that haven’t yet been processed will still appear on your published pages without WP QuickDraw features until they have been processed. But remember, all this happens in the background anyway so you can close the Dashboard and come back to check status at any time. Please check out the Dashboard Settings for an explanation of WP QuickDraw Dashboard options and Best Practices for really taking advantage of all the features for the best user experience.