Beloved - Plugins to Install



If you are not going to have a shop on your site, you will NOT need to install these plugins. If you are planning to have a shop in the future, wait until that time to install these plugins.

  • WooCommerce– This is the eCommerce area of the site. If you are not using this feature, do not install this plugin.
  • Genesis Connect for WooCommerce– This is used in conjunction with the WooCommerce plugin to work nicely with Genesis.


Beloved comes pre-packaged with the recommended plugins listed above.

If you are already using a Restored 316 theme, this section might not be applicable; however, if any of the required plugins have not been installed, they will appear at the top of your dashboard as shown below. 

Note: WP Recipe Maker & WooCommerce plugins are not included; these need to be installed separately, following the  How to Install and Set Up the Shop tutorial. 

To begin installing and activating these plugins, click on the  BEGIN INSTALLING PLUGINS option, as shown below.

A new screen with each plugin listed will be displayed. If you already have these plugins installed, they will show as active.

Check the box for each plugin to install and then select INSTALL from the dropdown box, as shown below.

The successful installation screen will be displayed. At the bottom, click on the  RETURN TO PLUGINS option. Again select each of the plugins that you just installed to activate them.

Click  ACTIVATE and then follow the instructions throughout the rest of this tutorial to configure them like the demo.