Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades – WordPress plugin Free download

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Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades

Description

WordPress has a built-in feature to install themes and plugins by supplying a zip file. Unfortunately, you cannot upgrade a theme or plugin using the same process. Instead, WordPress will say “destination already exists” when trying to upgrade using a zip file and will fail to upgrade the theme or plugin.

Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades fixes this limitation in WordPress by automatically upgrading the theme or plugin if it already exists.

While upgrading, a backup copy of the old theme or plugin is first created. This allows you to install the old version in case of problems with the new version.

Attention: Version 2.0.0 changed the functionality of the plugin. You are no longer required to select “Yes” from a drop down before the theme or plugin can be upgraded. The need for an upgrade is now detected automatically. So, if you are used to the old functionality of the plugin, do not be concerned about the absence of upgrade details on the theme and plugin upload pages. Simply upload the theme or plugin as if you were installing it, and the plugin will automatically handle upgrading as needed.

Installation

Click to Download and unzip the latest release zip file
Upload the entire easy-theme-and-plugin-upgrades directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

Why does the plugin no longer show the drop down to select “Yes”? Is the plugin broken?

Starting with version 2.0.0, this plugin no longer requires that a drop down is used to indicate that an upgrade is to be performed. The plugin now can determine if an upgrade is required automatically. This change not only streamlines the process for many users, it also fixed compatibility issues that some users experienced with older versions.

How do I upgrade a theme?

Click to Download the latest zip file for your theme.
Log into your WordPress site.
Go to Appearance > Themes.
Click the “Add New” button at the top of the page.
Click the “Upload Theme” button at the top of the page.
Select the zip file with the new theme version to install.
Click the “Install Now” button.

How do I upgrade a plugin?

Click to Download the latest zip file for your plugin.
Log into your WordPress site.
Go to Plugins > Add New.
Click the “Upload Plugin” button at the top of the page.
Select the zip file with the new plugin version to install.
Click the “Install Now” button.

How do I access the backup of an old theme or plugin?

Log into your WordPress site.
Go to Media > Library.
Type “backup” into the search input and press the “Enter” key.
Find the desired backup from the resulting list.
Click the title of the desired backup.
The URL to the backup file is listed on the right side of the page under “File URL”. You can copy and paste that URL into your browser’s URL bar in order to start a download.

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