WordPress has a built-in function to install themes and add-ons by providing a zip file. Unfortunately, you can not update a theme or a plugin using the same process. Instead, WordPress will say that “the destination already exists” when trying to update using a zip file and you can not update the theme or the plugin.
Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades fix this WordPress limitation by automatically updating the theme or add-on, if it already exists.
Update a premium plugin
If we intend to update a plugin from which we do not have the license, we will find some type of message that does not inform us that the update is not possible.
Until the arrival of Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades We could update to a new version by uploading our unpacked plugin via FTP to the wp-content / plugins folder, overwriting the previous content.
Thanks to Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades we can forget about this task and update our premium plugins with the same ease that we update the plugins of the WordPress repository.
The process is very simple. Once installed Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades we can go to Plugins > Add new and upload our zip with the new version of the plugin that we want to update. Click on Install now, the upload of our zip file will start and then we will only have to click on Activate plugin.
As you can see, the process is extremely simple and convenient compared to the FTP update. Now you can update your premium plugins easily.