Make sure you are using FileMaker version 12 or greater and WordPress version 3.4 or higher. WordPress FileMaker Sync 2.0 works with Mac or Windows (32 or 64-bit). If you need to use a lower version of FileMaker or a lower version of WordPress, please contact the developer to purchase WordPress FileMaker Sync version 1.0.
Installing the Plugin
- Download WordPress FileMaker Sync.
- Unzip the download file and open Code Repository.fmp12.
- You will be prompted to place the plugin in the appropriate folder. Then, FileMaker will quit.
- In the PLUGIN folder in the unzipped download, locate the appropriate plugin for your system, (Macintosh, Windows 32-bit or Windows 64-bit) and place it in the folder, as prompted above.
- Reopen Code Repository.fmp12
Starting the Trial
- After placing the plugin in its correct location and reopening, Code Repository.fmp12 your trial automatically begins. You need to be connected to the internet for this step to work.
- Your trial expiration date will be highlighted in green at the bottom of the start screen if your trial is still valid. It will be highlighted in red if your trial has expired. If your trial is expired, you will need to purchase a license and register the software.
- You’ll see a message with the expiration date of your plugin.
Test Post / Hello World
- In your web browser (Chrome, IE, etc), navigate to either your WordPress login page or WordPress dashboard
- In the address bar, (highlight, right-click and) copy the URL (web address) of your login or dashboard page. If you’re not logged in to your WordPress website, please log in now.
- Back in the FileMaker file Code Repository.fmp12, click
- Paste the web address into the
WordPress login URLfield. Then, enter the username and password you use to login to your WordPress dashboard.
- Click Test Post. This will only generate a draft post. No one will be able to see it outside your WordPress dashboard.
- Congratulations! You should see your first communication between FileMaker and WordPress in your web browser. If you weren’t logged into your WordPress dashboard, please log in to see the test post. Feel free to delete the test post at any time. Wasn’t that easy? OK. Next, let’s get your file set up. It’s simple even for people new to FileMaker and I’ll walk you through it step by step. Head over to the Set up the Integration page.