Hi i have a question, when there is a new version of a plugin, how to update it?
is it necessary that i have to delete the old version for install the new version?
Use this plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-theme-and-plugin-upgrades/
It gives you an option on plugin install page to update instead, it`s good I use it myself .. =)
1. Log in with FTP to your server, 2. rename the folder of the old plugin version, 3. upload the folder with the unzipped new version of the plugin, 4. delete the renamed folder of the old plugin version.
Ok thanks for all!
Hi all, the method 7h3h proposed, will it retain the data that was created using the plugin?
Just login with FTP to your server. Paste the folder of your new theme/plugin. FTP program will ask if you want to overwrite the files. Say YES to all. Thats it. All previous data are remained.
I understand how to update existing plugins by FTP, however, how do you make WordPress know that you’re using the current version? For example:
The plugins page is showing the standard new version available message:
There is a new version of WooCommerce USPS Shipping available. View version 4.2.16 details or update now.
but I already installed version 4.2.16 and it’s showing that version is installed. But the new version message is still there. Any idea how to get rid of that?
Simply ignore it.
For future reference; first disable any and all plugin(s) that needs to be updated via the WP backend, then login with ftp and rename the folder (i.e. place an underscore in front of it) and upload the latest version. Remove the old version, head on over the the WP backend and activate the plugin (again). Rinse and repeat for any plugin that needs updating.
I just used the plugin Kalle suggested – https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-theme-and-plugin-upgrades/
and it worked like a charm
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