I know you’ve figured this out, but I thought I’d still take the time to answer the questions just incase someone else comes here seeking the same info.
RE: I noticed that in my other site that Connections > Settings has a Licenses section, while on the newer site it does not.
The License tab will only display when there is an add on which requires one. All the current releases of all the add ons sold on this site have required them for about 4 years.
RE: in the plugins section it shows the advisory message “License is valid and you are receiving updates. Your support license key will expire on January 24th 2019.” but only for Connections Form and not for the main Connections Business Directory
The core “Connections Business Directory” is free and does not require a license. This has always been. I work in the freemium model where the core product is free and the addons to extend core functionality come as commercial/premium add on.
RE: nor for any of the other plugins or templates.
The add ons are likely just old enough where they did not originally have a license key.
RE: how can I verify if I have the latest version of each of these plugins and templates? I can see a version number in the WordPress Plugins page (for example, Slim Plus shows version 1.0.2) but I don’t see anywhere on your site (or in the download links or files) that shows what is actually the latest version of each file. … One small suggestion: note the current/latest version number of all of your plugins somewhere on your site or in the license section of the user profile, so that one can see if a site is up to date.
This can be found in two locations:
- On each individual product page. For example, on the Slim Plus page, in the sidebar under Template Info it displays the current version which is 2.0.1.
- If you navigate to your purchase history page and click the Downloads tab. The current version of every one of your downloads will be displayed there.
Hope this helps!