How to Update Plugins on your WordPress Site

    October 19, 2021

    Outdated plugins can be one of the most common causes of sites being infected with malware which is why it is worth making sure that plugins being used on your site are being kept updated.


    Manually Updating Plugins in wp-admin


    You will notice plugins which out are updated on your site in the plugin list screen in your WordPress dashboard.


    Plugins > Updates Available


    To update the plugin click on the update now section and then the plugin will be updated all directly within wp-admin.


    How to keep plugins updated using the auto-updates feature


    It is recommended to keep your active plugins updated on your site using the auto-update feature that is included in WordPress core.


    To set those plugins to be automatically updated click on the Enable auto-updates section.

    Updating plugins using iThemes Sync Pro


    In order to be able to use iThemes Sync will need to have connected your site to the iThemes Sync dashboard. Plugins with updates will show in the Updates section of the iThemes Sync dashboard.


    Click on the Update All button to update all of the plugins with updates.

    Updating plugins using the option in wp-admin which is the WordPress dashboard, using the auto-update feature in WordPress core, or using iThemes Sync if you want to manage multiple sites using one dashboard are all very easy ways to make sure the plugins on your site are updated.


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    Useful links

    https://help.nexcess.net/74095-wordpress/setting-up-a-staging-site-in-managed-wordpress-and-managed-woocommerce-hosting

    https://help.nexcess.net/74095-wordpress/how-to-enable-auto-updates-for-plugins-and-themes

    https://ithemes.com/blog/how-to-update-wordpress-plugins/

    https://help.nexcess.net/74095-wordpress/ithemes-sync-pro-in-managed-wordpress-and-managed-woocommerce-hosting

    https://wpastra.com/docs/update-plugin-manually-wordpress-backend/

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