Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard

Description

Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard plugin lets you download installed plugins and themes ZIP files directly from your admin dashboard without using FTP.

There are no required settings in plugin – after installation ‘Download ZIP’ links will be automatically added to all:

  • plugins to your Plugins > Installed Plugins menu, and
  • themes to your Appearance > Themes menu.

Additionally in “Settings > Download Plugins and Themes” you can set if you want to append version number to ZIP filename, and/or if you want main plugin’s or theme’s directory to be included in ZIP.

Feedback

  • We are open to your suggestions and feedback. Thank you for using or trying out one of our plugins!

Screenshots

  • Plugin 'Download ZIP' links in 'Plugins > Installed Plugins'.
  • Theme 'Download ZIP' links in 'Appearance > Themes'.
  • Settings.

Installation

  1. Upload the entire ‘download-plugins-from-dashboard’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. ‘Download ZIP’ links will be automatically added to all plugins to your ‘Plugins > Installed Plugins’ menu and to all themes to your ‘Appearance > Themes’ menu.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the entire ‘download-plugins-from-dashboard’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. ‘Download ZIP’ links will be automatically added to all plugins to your ‘Plugins > Installed Plugins’ menu and to all themes to your ‘Appearance > Themes’ menu.

Reviews

Just what I needed

Just found this plugin, used it to download a theme where I didn’t have FTP access and removed it again. Worked like expected.

Awesome plugin! So helpful in development!

I’m a WordPress developer and constantly get into situations where I have to download a theme or plugin from the clients’ servers to debug/customize/etc. In these situations, “Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard” is the number one choice and way to go.

Works perfectly, as described.

Many thanks to the developer. Thumbs up!!

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Contributors & Developers

“Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.3.0 – 18/03/2018

  • Dev – PclZip fallback zip archivation library added.
  • Dev – “Settings” action link added.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.
  • Dev – “Requires PHP” added to readme.txt.

1.2.0 – 11/06/2017

  • Dev – “Add main directory to ZIP” options added.
  • Dev – “Append version number to ZIP filename” options added.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.

1.1.3 – 09/06/2017

  • Dev – Zip files deletion from temporary folder after successful download added.

1.1.2 – 25/03/2017

  • Fix – load_plugin_textdomain moved from init hook to constructor.
  • Dev – System requirements error message updated.
  • Dev – Language (POT) file updated.
  • Tweak – Plugin header info (“Text Domain” etc.) updated.
  • Tweak – Donate link updated.

1.1.1 – 10/11/2016

  • Fix – For portability now only forward slashes (/) are used as directory separator in ZIP filenames.

1.1.0 – 05/10/2016

  • Dev – Themes download functionality added (and plugin renamed).
  • Dev – Plugins download action moved to from plugins_loaded to admin_init hook.
  • Dev – More validation added to plugins download action.
  • Dev – Using single plugin_action_links hook to add download action links, instead of using separate hook for each plugin.
  • Dev – Checking for ZipArchive and RecursiveIteratorIterator classes to exist.
  • Dev – Language (POT) file added.
  • Dev – Screenshots added.
  • Dev – Icons and banners added.

1.0.0 – 28/09/2016

  • Initial Release.