Beta Version - Directory Plugin - Install over existing version?

how do i install the beta version?

Do i need to first deactivate the working version I have on my site? If so, will I lose previous settings? I tried simply uploading the zip file as I would on a normal install and wordpress said "... folder already exists...installation failed".

Please advise thank you.

  • Philip John

    Hiya!

    Okay, you should be careful with beta versions, but here's how to install it...

    1. De-activate the current version
    2. Remove the current version from your plugins folder (make sure you have a copy somewhere so you can re-install later)
    3. Manually upload the beta version into the plugins folder, replacing the current version
    4. Activate the beta version in your dashboard

    You should also make sure you're using the latest version of Update Notifications to avoid any confusion about updates with that...

    Cheers!
    Phil

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