This post explains the proper way to transfer a plugin license from one site to another. For example, if you have a Personal/1-site license and want to transfer it from a local development site to a live production site. Works for all licenses. Just follow these steps..

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How to transfer a plugin license

Here are the best steps to ensure a smooth transfer and avoid any complications:

  1. Backup plugin data (I always say this, just a precaution)
  2. Deactivate the license on current site
  3. Activate license on the new site

So basically remember to deactivate on the old site before moving and you’re good to go.

Note: There are two ways to activate/deactivate your plugin license.