How to manually update themes and plugins

Hello everybody, all themes and plugins which you bought from WP Cheapest are updated lifetime (Buy Once – Update Lifetime – Use Unlimited). There are some products can not auto update in WordPress Dashboard. But don’t worry because you can manually update themes and plugins.

What is manually update themes and plugins? It means updating theme or plugin by a zip file. 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.

There are 2 methods to manually update themes and plugins:

1Use Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades

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.

How to manually update theme or plugin by zip file with
Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades ?

  1. Download the latest zip file for your theme or plugin in your download page.
  2. Log into your WordPress site.
  3. Go to Appearance > Themes for theme and Plugins for plugin.
  4. Click the “Add New” button at the top of the page.
  5. Click the “Upload Theme” or
    “Upload Plugin” button at the top of the page.
  6. Select the zip file with the new theme version to install.
  7. Click the “Install Now” button.

2Manually update via FTP or File Manager

You can use a FTP client software, such as File Zilla; or login to cPanel account, go to File Manager and go to this path:

/your-website-source-code/wp-content/themes to update theme or /your-website-source-code/wp-content/plugin to update plugin.

Next, please check your theme or plugin folder and rename it. For example, you want to update Newspaper theme, so you can rename newspaper folder to newspaper-old and Log into your WordPress site to install Newpaper theme via newer zip file.

After install successfully and recheck everything, you can delete
newspaper-old folder.

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Now, after reading this article, we believe that manual updating will no longer be a problem for you. It is important that all themes and plugins purchased at WP Cheapest will be updated lifetime.

If the theme or plugin you buy from WP Cheapest does not support automatic update, please update manually according to this article.

Thank you for reading this article. We hope WP Cheapest can give you the cheapest but the best quality products

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