Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades
Simply does not work. (9 posts)

  1. mbakeranalecta
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Installed plugin, set update to "Yes" but WP still fails to install plugin with:

    Unpacking the package…

    Installing the theme…

    Destination folder already exists. /home/everypag/public_html/analecta.com/wp/wp-content/themes/canvas/

    Theme install failed.


  2. fastasleep
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had this same problem, then my site went blank — both on the front end and back end. :(

    I don't have server access outside of the WP admin panel, so now I'm screwed until someone can get me access and our site is completely down. Fair warning for anyone attempting this plugin!

  3. iRedCord
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am using Canvas ... and I have the same issue.

    Does anyone answer these requests?

    Has anyone using Canvas had success with this plugin?

    I am a bit disturbed as I only bought Canvas a few months
    ago - only to find out if you purchase the version you don't
    get the latest version ... after building the site when I had some
    issues they pointed out to me "you are not using the latest version"
    now I find out that update's to your theme use a rather curious process.


  4. tryminenow
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just hope you all backed up your database and/or website prior to using this. If not then you will remember next time....don't trust plugins 100% ever. There are too many themes out there to be compatible with every single one I imagine

  5. iRedCord
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I finally solved the problem of the update - it wasn't that difficult
    but it certainly wasn't my favorite thing to try

  6. tryminenow
    Posted 2 years ago #

    iRedCord perhaps you can share what you did seeing as you visit these columns to seek help. If it's not too much trouble that is. Plus the next time you want help others might be more inclined to help you out if you're sharing.

  7. iRedCord
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Made a complete back-up

    Made a new directory on my workstation called canvas new

    Unzipped the new version of canvas into the new directory Canvas New
    (note the unzipped files were in a sub directory called Canvas)

    Using FileZilla went in and changed the active Canvas theme name to Canvas-1 on my host

    Using FileZilla moved from my workstation the Canvas (which held all the unzipped files) directory (which was in in Canvas New)

    My site was now using the new version of Canvas

    Test the entire site (it worked)

    Some notes: I use a child theme for all my modifications, I found (luckily) no conflicts with the plugins

    Hope this helps - if something is not clear let me know

  8. tryminenow
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh I thought you meant you had solved the problem of the plugin not updating your Theme. I have a couple of themes based on Twitter Bootstrap which I would not trust a plugin to update. Actually I would not update a Theme with the plugin when deleting the old version and uploading the new is easy enough.

    Usually the changes stay with the database so the site is intact after install. Child themes might be a bit trickier but at least you got sorted. I customize a lot so using a separate custom.css file is safest for me.

    Thanks for taking the time to share anyway.

  9. iRedCord
    Posted 2 years ago #

    there is no way to make the plug in work as it should that I could find

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