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Title: How to Properly Update WordPress plugins (Step By Step)?


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HOW TO PROPERLY UPDATE WORDPRESS PLUGINS (STEP BY
STEP)?
A guide by Subhom Kumar WordPress Technical
Support
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When you start your blog and install plugins, for
security reason its very important to keep your
plugins updated. Here you will get detailed
information, how to properly update your
WordPress plugins and how to manage those updates
more efficiently.
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Why Update Your WordPress Plugins?

WordPress Plugins gives you additional feature
and function on your website like adding contact
forms, photo, galleries, sliders, etc. Its just
like you have your apps on your smartphone

Plugins are very useful if its required. It is
created by third-party developers. These
third-party developers keep changing their
plugins by adding new features, improving code
quality and for securement. These changes come as
an update.

Thats why you have to always keep your WordPress
plugins up to date to ensure that those changes
are immediately applied to your site and takes
full benefit of that. This also maintains your
WordPress Security and performance of your
website.
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HOW TO PROPERLY UPDATE YOUR WORDPRESS PLUGINS?
WordPress comes with a built-in feature which has
automatic update system. This built-in feature
automatically checks for latest updates and shows
you notifications when any update is available
for your WordPress plugins, themes and WordPress
core software.
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For manually checking, you have to visit
Dashboard Updates page.
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Whenever a new update is available for plugins,
you will get a notification on the Plugins menu
in the WordPress admin bar. By visiting the
Plugins page you can install these updates. You
will get notification below each plugin which has
updates to install.
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You just have to click on Update Now link to
start your update.
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BULK UPDATE WORDPRESS PLUGINS If you have many
updates available on your WordPress site, then
you will want to quickly review those updates and
update those plugins. For that, you have to go in
Plugins page and click on the Update Available
link. Here you will get the list of all plugins
which have updates available. For the bulk
update, you have to select all of them and then
select Update to start your updates.
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BEFORE YOU START UPDATE, READ THIS! Whenever you
start to update the plugin, its important for
you to know which version it is. To check plugin
version, click on version details link to see
what changes author has made. If anything will
not work properly, you will be knowing what
changes were done. Until and unless the version
details specifically, says security update, wait
for one week before updating the plugin. By this
time, all errors usually get caught, reported and
fixed. For heavy traffic site which generates
lots of leads, we recommend doing the same.
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HOW TO UNDO THE WORDPRESS PLUGIN
UPDATE? Sometimes a plugin update can produce
unexpected error like some plugin crashes or
features may not work properly In this case,
first of all, you have to deactivate that
plugin. In WordPress admin area, if you can
access the plugin page then simply click on the
Deactivate link below the misbehaving plugin.
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After deactivating that plugin, you can get the
previous version of the plugin by clicking on
Rollback. Rollback allows the plugin to go back
any previous version. In rollback you will get
all the previous version, now you can change your
plugin version from there which suits your
WordPress site.
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If you cant get access to WordPress admin area,
then here is the guide to deactivate all plugins.
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FEW TIPS HOW TO MANAGE YOUR WORDPRESS PLUGINS
MORE EFFICIENTLY If you are having multiple
WordPress sites, then you will get to know that
you have to update plugins quite frequently. Here
are few tips which will help you to manage them
more efficiently. If you are trusted about the
plugins that you are using, then you can enable
automatic updates to all those plugins.
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If you are not having multiple WordPress sites,
then you can setup email notifications for plugin
updates. This will help you to be alert when any
update is available without logging into your
WordPress sites. Always set automatic backup for
plugin on your WordPress site. This feature will
allow restoring your website if anything goes
wrong. We hope this article helps you to learn
how to update WordPress plugins. For more
information visit official WordPress Support
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