There are two versions of Essential Addons: free and pro. The free version is hosted on WordPress.org, while the pro version is hosted on the server of the developer (WPDeveloper.net). If you update the free version, the required files for the new version are retrieved from the WordPress.org server. Similarly, if you update the pro version, the required files for the new version of Essential Addons Pro are retrieved from the WPDeveloper.net server.
Using the old version of Essential Addons will affect its compatibility with Elementor. Essential Addons itself will notify you if you are using the old version that is not compatible with the Elementor version installed on your WordPress. To update your Essential Addons, you can go to the plugins manager of WordPress. You will see an “update now” link below an installed plugin if a new version is available. Simply click the link to update the plugin.
If the method above doesn’t work for a certain reason, you can manually update your plugin.
How to Manually Update Essential Addons Pro Plugin
To update the pro version of Essential Addons, you need to download the file of the latest version of Essential Addons Pro from the WPDeveloper.net. Visit the WPDeveloper.net website and login with your account. Once logged in, go to the Downloads tab and click the link of the Essential Addons Pro file to download the file (available in ZIP).
Next, login to your WordPress dashboard and go to the plugins manager by clicking the Plugins menu on the left sidebar. Deactivate and delete the current version of Essential Addons Pro installed on your WordPress.
Note: Deleting your Essential Addons Pro won’t delete your previous work
Once the current version is deleted, install the new version from the ZIP file you have just downloaded. To do so, click the Add New button on the plugins manager page.
Click the Upload Plugin button, select the ZIP file of Essential Addons Pro, and click the Install Now button to install it. Activate the plugin right away once installed.
That’s it. Your Essential Addons Pro has been updated.
The bottom line
Essential Addons is one of the best premium add-ons for Elementor. It comes with over 50 widgets to allow you to add creative elements to your Elementor page. The developer (WPDeveloper) actually offers an auto-update feature that applies during the one-year active license. If it doesn’t work, you can perform a manual update as we have just covered above.