upgrading from Membership to Membership 2

Attempted to unlock update from Membership to Membership 2, but nothing seems to have happened. Cannot see an option to get the update to proceed, or to attempt to unlock upgrade again ?

  • Milan
    • WordPress Wizard

    Hello @davidh5,

    I hope you are well today and thanks for asking us. :slight_smile:

    Sometimes that update procedure fails due to many other issues, but you can follow this simple procedure too to update your plugin to its latest Pro release. :slight_smile:

    Please follow these steps.

    1. Disable Membership 2 plugin through your dashboard (but do not delete it!)
    2. Download recent Membership 2 Pro plugin from this page (make sure to click "Download" and not "Install"):


    3. Access your WP install with FTP
    4. Go to "/wp-content/plugins/" folder
    5. remove the "membership" folder
    6. Extract downloaded plugin archive to your local storage
    7. upload "membership" folder from an extracted archive to the "/wp-content/plugins" folder on your server
    8. Go back to your site's dashboard and enable the plugin

    This should replace the free version with the Pro one without loosing any data. However, please take care of taking a full backup of your current WP install (files and database) prior to performing described steps.

    I hope that helps!

    Best Regards,

  • David T
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Thanks for you quick reply.
    Can I confirm before I proceed with this, does this apply to upgrade of Membership Premium version which I am currently running (not a free version) to the new Membership 2 plugin?

  • Adam Czajczyk
    • Support Gorilla

    Hey David!

    Yes, the "Free" and "Pro" plugin's are actually the same and the difference is only in that that some features are "blocked" in "Free" versions :slight_smile:

    Please however make a full backup of your setup (files and database) prior to performing update just in case anything failed during the procedure.

    Best regards,

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