Download Plugin

Beschreibung

  1. Just activate this plugin.
  2. You can see Download link below each plugin name on plugins page.
  3. Click on any of them and that plugin’s zip will be downloaded to your computer.
  4. Cheers!

Detailed Instructions

Must-have utility plugin that allows you to download any plugin directly from WordPress Dashboard!

WordPress download plugin is a utility plugin that does one thing, and does it perfectly. It may sound simple, but this feature plugs a hole in current set of WordPress plugin functionality. As a site admin you must be aware that you can search and install WordPress plugins directly from the dashboard, or you can upload the plugin as zip files, assuming you received it from another site (for example, a commercial plugin). Once installed, all plugins list themselves inside Dashboard —> Plugins page. After deactivating and deleting them, they simply disappear. All files are removed from the server instantly. WordPress does not allows you to backup or download the plugins before you jettison them from your site. If you also manage your server, and are fairly comfortable doing so, you may find a more contrived way to download installed plugins via directory manager app or FTP. Obviously, this requires more than a single click and not for everyone.

What exactly are plugins and how this plugin helps you save time or bail you out from difficult situations? Plugins are files and/ or directories which are created inside your WordPress installation (defined by WordPress) when you first install them. Both active and deactivated files reside inside them. When you upload zip package of a plugin, WordPress extracts it and places the directory inside it in the plugins folder. Our plugin allows you to reverse the process. It will convert any plugin installed on your site into a zip package ready to be reinstalled later or moved to another site. It accomplishes this by simply adding a new link ‘Download’ under the plugin title to already existing links. It is a single click process and hardly takes any time. Our plugin does not creates any other page in the dashboard or clutter menus. It is lightweight, efficient and completely invisible until you need it.

Quick Guide

So why would you need it? While there can be many reasons, here are the primary we think you will find it useful.

A. Backup

The foremost and most common reason – when you wish to make backup of the plugin for future installation.

B. Premium/ Commercial Plugins

If you have purchased the plugin from a vendor site, you may want to make a backup of your new purchase to make sure you have it handy if the vendor is no longer available or your account is expired. Please note: Do check terms of use for commercial plugins on publisher’s site.

C. Migrating to a different site

So you have found yourselves dependent on some specific plugins which you want to use on all of your sites? You can download these plugins from your current site do a folder on your hard disk from where you can upload to your other sites.

D. Preserving Changes

If you DIY type and made modifications to plugin files to suit your requirements, you will want to make sure you have an archived copy of the plugin if the files get overwritten by an update etc.

Need help? Checkout our guide here.

Download Theme

If you want to download any theme from your wordpress admin panel’s Appearance page, then use our other plugin – Download Theme

Screenshots

  • Download link below each plugin name. Click on any of them and that plugin's zip will be downloaded to your computer.

Installation

  1. Aktiviere das Plugin im Menü ‚Plugins‘ im WordPress Backend.
  2. Extract the zipped file and upload the folder download-plugin to /wp-content/plugins/ directory.

Rezensionen

Januar 9, 2018
Worst plugin ever used. I downloaded the plugins with this and when i tired to install those downloaded plugins again wordpress gave error that "Plugin file does not exist".
September 3, 2016
The plugin developer is great, i uses both download plugins of him, 'Download Theme' and 'Download Plugin'. What an idea!! Salute to you!!
Mai 4, 2017
I installed Download Plugin a few days ago, meaning to have a look at it "on occasion". This occasion arrived quite unexpectedly just now, when some plugin announced that the update about to be installed would actually be a downgrade, removing some valuable feature for those who do not happen to be using WP's latest (beta) version! I went to see if there was a download link available for the previous version - but no luck! This is when Download Plugin turned out to be a very convenient little helper. With just two clicks I was able to save my currently installed plugin version - just in case. With Easy Updates Manager and another two clicks I was then able to prevent the misbehaving plugin from downgrading. Great to have. Thanks!
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Änderungsprotokoll

1.1.0

  • Now works with macOS and Linux!
  • Bug fixes

1.0.3 – 20/9/2017

  • Checked compatibility with WordPress version 4.8.

1.0.2 – 16/7/2016

  • Improved security of download.

1.0.1 – 5/4/2016

  • Added support for WordPress translations.

1.0.0 – 1/3/2016

  • Erste Version