Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard

Description

Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard plugin lets you download installed plugins and themes ZIP files directly from your admin dashboard without using FTP.

There are no required settings in plugin – 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.

Additionally in “Settings > Download Plugins and Themes” you can set if you want to append version number to ZIP filename, and/or if you want main plugin’s or theme’s directory to be included in ZIP.

Also there are “Download all” plugins and/or themes tools in “Settings > Download Plugins and Themes”.

Pro version has option to set periodical plugins and/or themes downloads.

Feedback

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Screenshots

  • Plugin "Download ZIP" links in "Plugins > Installed Plugins".
  • Theme "Download ZIP" links in "Appearance > Themes".
  • Settings.

Installation

  1. Upload the entire plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress.
  3. “Download ZIP” links will be automatically added to all plugins to your “Plugins > Installed Plugins” menu and to all themes to your “Appearance > Themes” menu.

Reviews

28 2812 January 2812 000000 2021
So many times I've been hired to debug a site, and I need the exact versions of the plugins on the client site, especially paid plugins. This makes it easy to just grab those without asking the client to learn how to download them, zip them up, and send them over. This plugin has saved me tons of time.
25 2518 September 2518 000000 2020
I had deleted a plugin that I bought and their website doesn't allow you to log in and download. But I did remember a website that had the plugin. Installed this plugin and downloaded the plugin I was needing in an instant. Well done!
3 0313 August 0313 000000 2020
This plugin is a time saver in case you want to download a third-party huge plugin with thousands of files and directories. Thanks.
14 1441 July 1441 000000 2020
Thank you for this fantastic plugin, it is a life saver for those who don't have FTP capabilities.
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Contributors & Developers

“Download Plugins and Themes from Dashboard” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.7.1 – 15/02/2021

  • Dev – JS file minified.
  • Dev – Localization – load_plugin_textdomain() moved to the init hook.
  • Tested up to: 5.6.

1.7.0 – 20/03/2020

  • Dev – Better system temp directory retrieving algorithm: checking upload_tmp_dir, wp_upload_dir() and open_basedir now (if the default sys_get_temp_dir() is not writable).
  • Dev – Admin settings descriptions updated.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.
  • Tested up to: 5.3.

1.6.0 – 30/09/2019

  • Fix – Settings – Security – Checking for user capability and nonce. Sanitizing and escaping data.
  • Dev – Settings – “increase your WP memory limits” link updated.

1.5.0 – 23/07/2019

  • Fix – “Single File” plugins download fixed (except in “Periodical” downloads).
  • Fix – “Must-Use” and “Drop-in” plugins support added (except in “Periodical” and “All” downloads).

1.4.3 – 08/07/2019

  • Dev – Advanced Settings – “Temporary directory” option added.
  • Tested up to: 5.2.

1.4.2 – 19/04/2019

  • Dev – “Tested up to” updated.

1.4.1 – 09/12/2018

  • Dev – Advanced Settings – “ZIP library” option added.
  • Dev – More info added in create_zip() error message.

1.4.0 – 27/09/2018

  • Dev – “Download all” plugins/themes tools added.
  • Dev – Checking for zlib extension availability.
  • Dev – Checking system requirements only when download link is clicked.
  • Dev – Deleting zip file (if exists) before creating new one.
  • Dev – Pro version link (and “Periodical Downloads” section) added.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.

1.3.0 – 18/03/2018

  • Dev – PclZip fallback zip archivation library added.
  • Dev – “Settings” action link added.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.
  • Dev – “Requires PHP” added to readme.txt.

1.2.0 – 11/06/2017

  • Dev – “Add main directory to ZIP” options added.
  • Dev – “Append version number to ZIP filename” options added.
  • Dev – Code refactoring.

1.1.3 – 09/06/2017

  • Dev – Zip files deletion from temporary folder after successful download added.

1.1.2 – 25/03/2017

  • Fix – load_plugin_textdomain moved from init hook to constructor.
  • Dev – System requirements error message updated.
  • Dev – Language (POT) file updated.
  • Dev – Plugin header info (“Text Domain” etc.) updated.
  • Dev – Donate link updated.

1.1.1 – 10/11/2016

  • Fix – For portability now only forward slashes (/) are used as directory separator in ZIP filenames.

1.1.0 – 05/10/2016

  • Dev – Themes download functionality added (and plugin renamed).
  • Dev – Plugins download action moved to from plugins_loaded to admin_init hook.
  • Dev – More validation added to plugins download action.
  • Dev – Using single plugin_action_links hook to add download action links, instead of using separate hook for each plugin.
  • Dev – Checking for ZipArchive and RecursiveIteratorIterator classes to exist.
  • Dev – Language (POT) file added.
  • Dev – Screenshots added.
  • Dev – Icons and banners added.

1.0.0 – 28/09/2016

  • Initial Release.