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Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades

Easily upgrade your themes and plugins using zip files without removing the theme or plugin first.

Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades was created to make the life of WordPress users easier. Without this plugin, the only upgrade path you have for download zip plugins and themes is to deactivate the theme/plugin, delete it, upload, and reactivate. With this plugin, upgrading is as simple as selecting the zip file to upload, selecting "Yes" from a drop-down, and clicking "Install Now".

Upgrading a Theme

  1. Download the latest zip file for your theme.
  2. Log into your WordPress site.
  3. Go to Appearance > Themes.
  4. Click the "Add New" button at the top of the page.
  5. Click the "Upload Theme" button at the top of the page.
  6. Click the file browse button to select your theme zip file. The button's text varies by browser. It typically says "Browse...", "Choose File", or "Choose...".
  7. Select the zip file with the new theme version to install.
  8. Select "Yes" from the "Upgrade existing theme?" option.
  9. Click the "Install Now" button.

Upgrading a Plugin

  1. Download the latest zip file for your plugin.
  2. Log into your WordPress site.
  3. Go to Plugins > Add New and click the Upload tab at the top of the page.
  4. Select the zip file with the new plugin version to install.
  5. Select "Yes" from the "Upgrade existing plugin?" option.
  6. Click "Install Now".

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-5-29
Downloads: 183,125

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