What’s the difference between the Free and the Pro version?
The Pro version adds a number of additional features such as always showing the “Pin it” button or additional icons. It also grants the ability to get support directly from the developer as opposed to using the public support forum on WordPress.org and possibly waiting a few days for an answer. What’s important to note is that the Pro version does not fix any bugs that exist in the Free version.
How does the fee work?
When you buy the Pro version you get a license key that allows you for the next 365 days to:
- download the plugin using your user account on HighFivePlugins.com
- automatically update the plugin (get new versions)
- get support directly from the developer
After those 365 days you get the ability to prolong your license for another year for a discounted price. If you won’t prolong the license, the plugin will still work exactly the way it did and you can use the version you have forever. You just lose the things listed above. In other words, if you are happy with the way things are, there’s no need to prolong your license.
How to update the plugin to the newest version?
The easiest way is to activate your license. This way, you will get update notifications just like you do for WordPress.org plugins and you will be able to update the plugin exactly the same way.
Alternatively, you can use your account to download and install the newest version manually. First, click the Customer login on the home page and enter your account’s credentials. Once you log in, you should be taken to the Purchase History screen. There, you should click View Details and Downloads on your purchase. On that page, you can find the download link on the bottom of the page in the section Products. Now you need to deactivate and delete the plugin from your website and install it once again using the file you just downloaded.