WordPress has a built-in feature to install themes and plugins by supplying a zip file. Unfortunately, you cannot upgrade a theme or plugin using the same process. Instead, WordPress will say “destination already exists” when trying to upgrade using a zip file and will fail to upgrade the theme or plugin.
Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades fixes this limitation in WordPress by automatically upgrading the theme or plugin if it already exists.
While upgrading, a backup copy of the old theme or plugin is first created. This allows you to install the old version in case of problems with the new version.
Updates are surely a massive part of WordPress and if you want to maintain functionality and keep things running smoothly, you must complete your updates. With that said updates can be a pain in the butt some times. We would like to share the easiest and most efficient way you can update your WordPress premium themes and plugins. Never again will you have to deactivate, delete and re-install. Follow the steps below and enjoy.
- Log into your site and visit Plugins > Add New
- Search for Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades
- Install and activate
Now when you need to update a premium plugin or theme, simple upload it and this plugin will give you an option to upgrade and override the already installed theme or plugin. See screenshot be