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Author: Ben

Date: July 24, 2019 

Category: YouTube Channel

How to Update WordPress Themes & Plugins Manually (w/o data loss)
Sometimes automatic updates aren't available or don't work. Here's how to update any theme or plugin manually from a zip file.

Plugin in this video - https://wordpress.org/plugins/update-theme-and-plugins-from-zip-file/

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Who is Ben?
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In 2010, I made my first WordPress website.

In 2014, I started a WordPress theme business called Compete Themes. I’ve since designed and developed 19 WordPress themes that have been downloaded more than 1.5+ million times. As a WordPress user, developer, and business owner, I can tell you that I know this platform inside-and-out.

Now I'm teaching everything I know.

I'm on a mission to answer all of the web's WordPress questions, and with the lessons in my videos, you'll skip hours of frustration and instead learn how to use WordPress in a way that is both simple and enjoyable.

If you want to keep up with my latest tutorials, make sure to subscribe to my channel, and if you have a topic you want covered, post a video request in the comments below!

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Compete Themes - If you're a passionate content creator - blogger, podcaster, photographer, etc - you should check out my free themes at Compete Themes.
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WPForms - Every website needs forms, and for contact forms, sales forms, and even email marketing forms, WPForms is my go-to choice.
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About this Video
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If you're using a free theme or plugin from the WordPress.org repository, automatic updates are available from your dashboard. Even for most modern premium themes and plugins, automatic updates are available. However, there are times when these updates aren't available or aren't working properly.

To get around this issue, you can manually update the theme with a zip file. Once you've got the zip file ready, you'll need to take one more step before you begin the upload. If you try to upload a new version of a theme or plugin while it's already installed, you'll get a "destination folder already exists" error message. Normally, you'd have to delete the theme/plugin first before uploading. However, deleting a theme or plugin could delete your settings which would be a huge headache. The solution is a simple and free plugin showcase din this video.

With the "Update Theme and Plugins from Zip File" plugin, you can upload a new copy of an existing theme or plugin on your site. This way, you can simply upload the zip file without needing to delete anything first. You can deactivate or delete the plugin after you use it for the upload process.

Once you know this method, you can manually update any theme or plugin on your site.

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Some of the links above are "affiliate links." That means if you click one of these links and buy the recommended product, I receive a sales commission at no additional expense to you. If you appreciate the videos and you're learning a lot about WordPress, using one of these links for your next purchase is a cool way to say, "thanks for the video."

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