Update Theme and Plugins from Zip File

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.

Screenshots

  • Settings page

FAQ

How do I upgrade a theme from a Zip file?
  1. Make sure this plugin is installed and activated.
  2. Download zip file of your theme’s most recent version.
  3. Log in to WordPress as and Admin and go to Appearance > Themes.
  4. Click on the ADD NEW button.
  5. Click on the UPLOAD THEME button.
  6. Click BROWSE and choose your zip file you downloaded.
  7. Click the INSTALL NOW button.
How do I upgrade a plugin from a Zip file?
  1. Make sure this plugin is installed and activated.
  2. Download zip file of your plugin’s most recent version.
  3. Log in to WordPress as and Admin and go to Plugins page.
  4. Click on the ADD NEW button.
  5. Click on the UPLOAD PLUGIN button.
  6. Click BROWSE and choose your zip file you downloaded.
  7. Click the INSTALL NOW button.

Reviews

Perfect!

Just what I am looking for. Perfect!
Please can you add an auto reactivate option?

Great Plugin

Not sure why this isn’t built into WordPress, probably protecting Developers that lock you out from automatic updates.

Thank you so much for creating this, 5 star

Best ever …

Works as advertised. Installs without any issues. Could not be easier to install a theme update (uses the existing WordPress Appearance–>Themes page where you “add new”).

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Contributors & Developers

“Update Theme and Plugins from Zip File” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.1

  • Minor code cleanup

1.0.0

  • Initial release