Update my PluginsRefresh my plugins
What can I do to update my (premium) plug-in?
Before you install, update, or remove plug-ins, this is especially important. Update via the Update Administrator is the fastest way to update all plugins and topics with just a few mouse clicks. What's more, the Update Administrator is the fastest way to update all plugins and topics with just a few mouse clicks. of course, you can also update all plugins and topics with the Update Administrator. It is recommended that you back up your website before performing any update. It is recommended that you back up your website before performing any update. Please click on 'Plugins'.
You may see a number next to "Plugins" in this drop-down box. The number of available plugins to update. When you see a number, click on 'Plugins'. Check the plug-in listing and look for the plug-in update notifications. To start the update procedure, click Update Now.
Please do this for each plug-in with an update notice. When your WordPress administrator does not display the available update (which can occur due to incorrect communication with a WordPress server) or when the auto-update does not work, you can update your free plug-in by hand using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or preferrably the safe SSL protocol, which is the secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).
In order to update the plug-in by hand, it must be present: FileZilla is used and recommended, but any FTP or FTP client should work, even the most web hosting software provided by most webhosters. Well, now that you have the necessary resources, a simple update is to download, unpack, and upload the plug-in data. It is recommended that you back up your website before updating it.
Please dowload the plug-in to your computer. Unzip the downloaded.zip-document. Load the exported plug-in folders into your wp-content/plugins folders in your WordPress directories. You should have the name of the exported plug-in subfolder the same as the name of the current plug-in subfolder. ATTENTION: Make sure that you are overwriting the available plug-in datas.
Is it possible to update the plug-in on a staging or development page?
Updating a WordPress plugin by hand
Do you need to update a WordPress plug-in manual? We have already shown you some different ways to download and use a WordPress plug-in. Well, to base on this first article, we'll go into a few different ways to update WordPress plugins by hand if the automated in-dashboard upgrades don't work. Usually these automated fixes work very well.
Therefore, it's a good concept to know how to update a WordPress plug-in by hand in order to be able to handle marginal cases. Here we show you how to update a WordPress plug-in in three different ways: This is a short update to the automatic update of a plug-in before we get to the chapters dealing with manuals.
We will keep it short as you are probably already comfortable with this way of upgrading a WordPress plug-in. The only thing you need to do is go to the Plugins page in your WordPress Dashboard, see a hint that a particular plug-in is outdated, and click the Update Now icon to update the plug-in automatically:
Then WordPress gets the latest release for you and install it for you - no more need for you to manually enter anything. This means that while automated plug-in upgrades should work 99% of the times, you may find yourself in certain situations: Auto-update of plugins will fail for some reasons. As a rule, WordPress will tell you "Plugin upgrading failed" when this happens.
You are using a third-party plug-in that does not provide automated updating. Whilst most third-party plug-ins allow automated updating, problems can sometimes stop them from working correctly. The overwhelming overwhelming consensus is that the best way to perform these hand held upgrades is via SFTP/FTP. FTP is fast, easy and has no effect on the plug-in you use.
What are your files? Your FTP data. Otherwise, you can turn to your hosts to obtain this information. Then click the Manage icon for the website for which you need to update plug-ins: Then you can see your CHFTP data in the SFTP/SSH field. Hosts - the real address of your website. As soon as you are online with your website via FTP, use the folders tree on the Remote Site page to get to your plugin directory.
Next, right-click the plug-in you want to update and choose rename to change its name. If you want to update the add-from-server plug-in, for example, right-click and change its name to add-from-server-old: Whilst you can always immediately remove the old plug-in - the re-naming process makes sure that you still have the file at hand in case something goes awry.
However, once you have verified that everything is working, you must remove the old one. As soon as the directory is re-named, you will need to install the latest plug-in release. Once the plug-in is registered with WordPress.org, you can simply click on the link on the offer page: Other plugins require you to get the latest release from the developers.
Then use a utility to open the download zipped files and unzip the folders inside: Then locate the folder you want to use on the Locale Website page of your FTP client and copy it to the plug-in directory on your server: As soon as the download is complete, your plug-in should be upgraded to the latest one.
This can be checked by going to the Plugins page in your WordPress Dashboard: Ensure that the plug-in is still enabled (if it is). As long as you don't see any errors, you should remove the old directory from your FTP client.
Hint - until you remove the old directory, the plug-in may be twice displayed in your Plugins page. That' s standard and disappears as soon as you have deleted the old directory. Now your plugins should be 100% up to date! Since nothing you have done affects the WordPress databases, all your plug-in preferences should be preserved after the update procedure.
Hint - if you cannot update a plug-in manually because automated updating is simply not available, this will still not work. It is just an alternate way to use the in-dashboard update technique-it cannot 100% substitute the above mentioned FTP technique for all circumstances. The use of WP-CLI to update a plug-in is quite easy.
See the WP-CLI plug-in manual for more instructions and samples.