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  • Hello,

    Let’s say I have a plugin installed from the WP Plugins Directory, with plugin slug, plugin-name.

    The active installations count should increase by 1.

    I then download the Pro version of that plugin that has the same plugin slug, plugin-name.

    With 5.5 update I will be able to overwrite the existing free version with the pro version without any issues.

    My question is, will the active installations remain at 1 since I previously installed the free version, or is there a condition check on WP’s part where they know that I have installed the pro version that is provided from a developer’s site and lose my active installations?

    Thank you.

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  • Sounds like you may be concerned about a pro version of a plugin…

    You need to ask this of that plugin’s author.

    Thread Starter Stergos Zamagias


    My question doesn’t have to do with a specific plugin.

    It’s more of a question whether the new feature coming in 5.5 will keep active installations count if we install a pro plugin, with the same slug, on top of the existing free version that was downloaded via the WP Plugins Directory.

    This has to do with a future plugin.

    This is to determine whether this method will keep the active installations on once they install the Pro version on top of the Free.

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