Actually, everything works fine with the Widgetkit Lite version.
However, I would like to add some options found in the pro version only.
What would be your recommendation to make a proper upgrade?
I checked by myself and I am facing this dilemma.
I cannot install the Pro version over the Lite one by the normal procedure to upload a plugin in .zip file (Message saying that Widgetkit is already installed).
Should I deactivate the actual Lite version (expecting that my settings will be fine) and try to download again the Pro one?
Another possibility is to use FTP and upload the Widgetkit directory to the /wp-content/plugins directory of my WordPress installation on my server.
Either way, I am just concerned with the settings of my actual slideshows.
Unfortunately I cannot provide much in the way of support when it comes to third party products….for Widgetkit Pro, I’ve never used it myself so I won’t be much help. However, your two options as you presented are possibilities, but before you try any one of them, I would make sure you have a backup of your site using a backup plugin at least because backing up with the standard WP method doesn’t save everything. The least would be to make note of your slideshow settings, and also copy each slide and captions in a text file in case you had to re-enter them.
Whatever works out for you, it will be interesting to find out how it goes for you. Check Widgetkit’s documentation as well and check their forums out…I did find this but although it’s for updating, it might work for upgrading too (maybe)
I finally decided to deactivate the plugin.
I installed the pro version without problems.
My slideshow were still there in the Widgetkit interface but not working on the home page.
I started to edit the slideshow (I just clicked the save changes button) and everything went back fine.
The deactivation of the plugin made the upgrading process quite simple, fast and effective.