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I can't upload the installer zip file because it is unzipped when I download

If you're a Mac/Safari user, by default your zip files are unzipped when you download them. This will cause a problem for installing the Beaver Builder plugin and theme because you need to upload the zip file to your WordPress site.

This is easy to fix by disabling a preference in Safari, either temporarily or permanently, following the instructions below. Alternatively, you can download the Beaver Builder plugin and theme files with a different browser, such as Firefox or Chrome.

To download the Beaver Builder plugin and theme zip file on Mac/Safari:

  1. In the Safari menu, go to Safari > Preferences. At the bottom of the General tab, clear the checkbox Open "safe" files for downloading.
  2. Go to your My Account page and download the plugin again, and optionally the theme and child theme if you are licensed to use it.
    The files will now download as zip files, which you can use to upload to your WordPress site.

If you want to return your Safari settings to extracting zip files and opening other files automatically after download, repeat Step 1 and select the checkbox.