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How to migrate from the legacy single add-ons to the unified Pro plugin

If you are a long-time SliceWP customer, you are most probably aware that SliceWP consists of a core plugin and a fleet of over 20 pro add-ons that come to extend the core.

Having so many add-ons at your disposal and being able to craft your affiliate program as you want to is wonderful.

But, it does come with a big downside.

As we release more and more add-ons, it started to become more and more difficult for you to manage a SliceWP setup. To always have SliceWP up to date, you would need to make sure that the core plugin and 20+ add-ons are always up to date.

This started to become a hassle.

So, to help you with this situation, on the 30th of January 2023 we released the unified Pro plugin.

What is the unified Pro plugin?

In a nutshell, it’s a singular plugin that packs together all of the pro add-ons.

Instead of you having 20+ pro individual plugins that each acts as an add-on, you now have a single plugin that contains all pro add-ons. Instead of keeping 20+ plugins up to date, you now have to keep an eye on a single pro plugin.

And besides removing the hassle of keeping SliceWP up to date, this change also removes the clutter from the Plugins page of your WordPress admin area.

Here’s the before:

SliceWP pro plugins before unified Pro plugin.

Here’s the after:

SliceWP pro plugins before unified Pro plugin.

As you can notice, a complete SliceWP setup is now made out of the SliceWP Core plugin and SliceWP Pro plugin. Just two plugins for all the features we provide. Clean and simple.

How do I get started with the unified Pro plugin?

If you have an active SliceWP license, you can get started right away. The process is quite simple.

The semi-automatic way:

  1. Install the SliceWP Pro plugin, as described in this documentation article: https://slicewp.com/docs/installing-slicewp-pro/
  2. Once you have the Pro plugin installed and activated, if you have any single plugin add-ons active, a migration notification will show up guiding you step-by-step through the rest of the process.
  3. When you’re done with the migration process, go ahead and check your settings to make sure everything looks good.
  4. Lastly, if everything look good, remove all of the single add-ons from your WordPress site, by deactivating each single add-on plugin and then deleting them.

The manual way:

  1. Deactivate all single Pro add-ons.
  2. Install the SliceWP Pro plugin, as described in this documentation article: https://slicewp.com/docs/installing-slicewp-pro/
  3. Check your settings to make sure everything looks good.
  4. Lastly, if everything look good, remove all of the single add-ons from your WordPress site, by deleting them.

What happens to the settings I have for each single add-on?

In a nutshell, all your settings will remain as they were. We did not change any of SliceWP’s underlying architecture or the user interface. Everything will feel familiar once you migrate over.

The only thing that saw significant changes is the SliceWP > Add-ons page. In previous SliceWP versions this page was just showcasing the pro add-ons. It had no functionality besides redirecting users to our website to learn more about each add-on.

This page is completely dynamic now. It’s the hub for all the available add-ons that you have at your disposal. From it, you can enable and disable each add-on and navigate away to each add-on’s main settings panel.

Here’s a quick screenshot of how this page looks:

SliceWP add-ons admin page in new unified Pro plugin

What happens to all of the single plugin add-ons?

They are considered legacy. The single plugin add-ons will not receive any updates going forward, with the exception of security and compatibility fixes.

Our goal is to fully support the single plugin add-ons until the end of 2023. This means that we strive to have complete compatibility between SliceWP core and the single add-ons.

However, new features will not be added to any single plugin add-on.

All new features and new add-ons will be available only in the unified Pro plugin.

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