Installing and Configuring WP Congress

Congratulations on purchasing WP Congress! Now that you have downloaded the plugin, follow these instructions on installing and activating the plugin.


The following documentation provides instructions on how to configure the WP Congress plugin, as well as how to update and maintain ProPublica votes on your site.

API Configuration

First, you’ll need to get API keys from ProPublica and Google Civics. Links for each are below or can also be found in the WP Congress Settings.


ProPublica - https://www.propublica.org/datastore/api/propublica-congress-api 

Google Civics - https://developers.google.com/civic-information/docs/using_api 


Once you have received your keys, you’ll need to enter them in the WP Congress settings.  From the Admin Dashboard, go to WP Congress > Settings.  Enter the keys in their respective fields under the settings tab.  Then click Save Changes.



Now you can start using these data sources!

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