Documentation for Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard – WordPress Plugin

Author: WPFactory PluginsVersion: 1.8.6Updated: 2 weeks ago
Requires WordPress version: 3.1Tested up to WordPress version: 6.5

 


Settings

 

Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard plugin lets you download installed plugins and themes ZIP files directly from your admin dashboard without using FTP. Plugin can be used out-of-the-box, i.e. without setting any options. After installation “Download ZIP” links will be automatically added to all:

  • plugins – to your “Plugins > Installed Plugins” menu, and
  • themes – to your “Appearance > Themes” menu.

Although there are no required settings, you can modify the plugin’s behavior by visiting “Settings > Download Plugins and Themes” from your WP admin dashboard.

General Settings

Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard - General Settings

Add main plugin/theme directory to ZIP
Sets if you want to include plugin’s or theme’s directory in ZIP or only save plugin’s/theme’s files instead.
Default: yes
Append plugin/theme version number to ZIP filename
When enabled will add plugin’s/theme’s version to the file name, e.g.: some-plugin.1.0.0.zip
Default: no

Tools

This section allows you download all plugins or themes directory at once in single ZIP file. After clicking the button, file (plugins.zip or themes.zip) will be saved on your computer. Please note that if you have large number of plugins or themes, you may need to increase your WP memory limits to use “Download all” tools.

Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard - Tools

Advanced Settings

Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard - Advanced Settings

ZIP library
Sets which ZIP library should be used. Leave the default value if not sure. Possible values: ZipArchive; PclZip.
Default: ZipArchive
Temporary directory
Leave blank to use the default system temporary directory.
Default: None

Periodical Downloads

This section allows you to enable automatic periodical plugins or themes downloads. Files will be saved on your server.

Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard - Periodical Downloads

Periodical plugins/themes downloads
Possible options: Do not download; Download once a minute; Download once hourly; Download twice daily; Download once daily; Download once weekly; Download every 4 weeks.
Default: Do not download
Path for periodical plugins/themes downloads
Set directory on your server where ZIP files will be saved.
Default:
/wp-content/uploads/plugins-archive or /wp-content/uploads/themes-archive
Append download date & time to plugin/theme ZIP filename
When enabled will add download time and date to the file name, e.g.: some-plugin.1.0.0-2018-09-26-20-55-48.zip
Default: no
Plugins/themes output file(s)
Possible options: Each plugin’s/theme’s zip; All plugins/themes in single zip; Each plugin’s/theme’s zip + All plugins/themes in single zip.
Default: Each plugin's/theme's zip
Plugins/themes single ZIP file name
Sets file name for single file ZIP (used only if you’ve selected “All plugins/themes in single zip” or “Each plugin’s/theme’s zip + All plugins/themes in single zip” in “Plugins/themes output file(s)” option).
Default: plugins or themes