First, you need to download the WordPress plugin from the source (which will be a zip file). Next, you need to go to WordPress admin area and visit Plugins » Add New page. After that, click on the Upload Plugin button on top of the page.
This will bring you to the WordPress plugin upload page. Here you need to click on the choose file button and select the plugin file you downloaded earlier to your computer.
After you have selected the file, you need to click on the install now button. WordPress will now upload the plugin file from your computer and install it for you. You will see a success message like this after the installation is finished.
Once installed, you need to click on the Activate Plugin link to start using the plugin. You would have to configure the settings to fit your needs. These settings will vary for each plugin.
After purchase, the selected plugin download link will be sent to your email. You can just click on the link in the email to download it. Or you can log in to your account on the website and download it.
If you buy it from CodeCanyon, you need to go to the Downloads page, then click the Download button next to the item. We also provide an install-able WordPress file only, so go ahead and just select it. That’s the file we need:
After getting the updated plugin, let’s see how to update them.
It would be much easier if we can update a plugin just like installing them: select the .zip file and upload. WordPress users, even beginners can do that easily. They don’t need any technical knowledge or install additional software to do the job. That’s what a plugin called Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades does.
Firstly, you need to install this plugin. Go to Plugins → Add New and search for “easy theme and plugin upgrades”. When the results appear, click on the Install Now button, then Activate it.
After that, you can simply update this plugin just by uploading it. Go to Plugins and click Add New button, then click Upload Plugin. Then browse for the
.zip file that you already downloaded. Then click Install Now button.
As you can see, using the plugin Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades helps you update themes and plugins much easier. Everything is just some clicks inside WordPress. And the great thing is the plugin is 100% free, no ads nor notifications. It’s just like a missing feature from WordPress core.