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4 | Installing and Updating Salient Visual Composer (Bundled with Theme)


Please Note that Salient VC 4.7.4 ++ requires PHP 5.4 or higher to be running on your server. Please contact your hosting provider to ensure your php version is latest.


There are two methods to Install/Update.

A) Update your Theme via : https://themenectar.ticksy.com/article/3218 .

After that Install/update from the Appearance -> Install Plugins Menu as can be seen below .



B) Without Theme Update ( only Salient version 5.5 or higher) .


  1. Go to your Downloads page in your ThemeForest profile.
  2. Locate the Download button next to Salient and click it. Upon clicking the Download button, a dropdown should appear.
  3. Select Installable WordPress file only from the dropdown to begin downloading a .zip file of Salient itself.
  4. Once you have downloaded this .zip file to your computer, uncompress it by double-clicking on it. This will reveal an unzipped version of the Salient theme.
  5. Inside the Salient Theme Folder there is a /plugins folder which contains the js_composer_salient.zip, uncompress it by double-clicking on it. This will reveal an unzipped version of the Salient Visual Composer Plugin .
  6. Connect to your server via FTP and navigate to your /wp-content/plugins/js_composer_salient directory.
  7. Drag and drop the uncompressed version of Salient Visual Composer into this directory and ensure that all old files are overwritten.