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Staying up to date

Lesson 3

Update Theme and Plugins from Zip File

We do not give out licences to each user as this may lead to abuse, so in order to update the plugin you will need to install this plugin as well and just update from zip file. Thank you in advance for you understanding.

Description

WordPress will let you install a NEW plugin or theme from a zip file, but it does NOT allow you to upgrade them from a zip file. If you try to upgrade from a zip file, you will get an error message that says “destination already exists” and the upgrade will fail. WordPress will not allow you to upgrade from a zip file.

Update Theme and Plugins from Zip File will allow you to easily upgrade from a zip file, avoiding the “destination already exists” error message.

There is also an option to create a backup copy of the old plugin or theme, in case there is a problem with the new version.

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