After unpacking and uploading the .zip file for StartupPro 1.05 I get the following error message: “You have used your space quota. Please delete files before uploading.”
However I have plenty of space available. Perhaps I missed a wordpress setting or maybe the problem lies with my hosting, either way I thought of bypassing the problem by installing the theme directly by FTP. (How) can I do this without losing all customized settings? Or do you know a better solution to my problem?
This does indeed sound like a hosting issue. I would ask them to raise your PHP limits.
As for upgrading manually, your absolutely welcome to simply overwrite the old theme folder with the new one. All your settings are saved in the database, not in files and should be uneffected. The only thing to worry about is if you’ve manually and directly editing your theme files. This is very involved so you would know for sure if you have.
In any case, better safe than sorry. We always recommend backing up your work first. So backup the old theme folder before uploading the new one. Also, you’ll be happy to hear that updates will be automatic from here on out so you won’t have to hassle so much: