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Download Plugins and Themes from Your WordPress Dashboard with Ease

Ever felt frustrated needing FTP or cPanel access just to download a plugin or theme on your WordPress site? Well, fret no more! The “Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard” plugin simplifies this process by letting you download them directly from your WordPress admin dashboard.

This article dives into the functionalities offered by this plugin, covering both the General Settings and the Tools section. We’ll also explore the features available in the Pro version (linked here: Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard Pro).

General Settings: Customize Your Downloads

The General Settings section allows you to personalize how downloaded plugin and theme files are packaged

  • Include Directories: Choose whether to include the main plugin and theme directories within the downloaded ZIP file. This can be helpful for maintaining folder structure during backups.
  • Version Numbers: Decide if you want the plugin and theme version numbers appended to the downloaded file names. This can be useful for keeping track of specific versions.

Tools: Downloading Made Simple

The Tools section provides powerful one-click download options

  • Download All Plugins: This feature conveniently downloads all your installed plugins (excluding “Must-Use” and “Drop-in” plugins, which can still be downloaded individually from the Plugins page). 
  • Important Note: If you have a large number of plugins, you might need to increase your WordPress memory limits to ensure smooth operation.

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  • Download All Themes: Similar to the “Download All Plugins” option, this feature downloads all your installed themes in a single ZIP file.

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Pro Version Features

The Pro version of the plugin unlocks additional functionalities

  • Scheduled Downloads: Automate plugin and theme downloads for regular backups.
  • Merge Downloads: Combine downloaded plugins and themes into a single, organized file for efficient storage.

In Conclusion

The “Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard” plugin streamlines your workflow by allowing you to download plugins and themes directly from your WordPress dashboard. The General Settings provide customization options for downloaded files, while the Tools section offers convenient one-click download functionalities. Upgrading to the Pro version unlocks even more features like scheduled downloads and merged downloads.

If you’re looking for a way to simplify downloading plugins and themes on your WordPress site, this plugin is a great option to consider.

 

Download Plugins and Themes from WordPress Dashboard

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