How many of you have bought a premium theme (or plugin ) for your website, which was easy to install… but then something went wrong, or they made a change, and you got a “download” file which got you stumped.
You tried to upload it but the “computer said NO.” Here are my thoughts on the subject.
The WordPress user’s lament
Thank you for the new version that you have sent to me, but trying to install it has made me go loo-py. I don't know how to F-T-P or even to unpack the .zip file that you kindly sent to put me back on track. Could you give me something simple with which I can deploy all those lovely updates that'll make my life a joy. I only want a system that will "allow-reinstalls". If you give me that I might just release your balls. Ah! I've found your WordPress plugin it did the job nicely. So that was fairly painless, at least it was for me.
So when you think of WordPress please now think of me Herb Miller; writes oik-plugins to make your life easy.
allow-reinstalls is a WordPress plugin available from