Hi, I am new here. Thank you for this amazing site! Could I please ask how do you install updates? Do you need to remove the current plugin and install the new updated one? If so does this mean you lose everything associated with that plugin? Thank you .
1) Find the plugin you need and download to your computer
2) Upload to your site using FTP or via the plugin page on WP admin > plugins
3) Done !
Settings for existing plugins should be retained, but it’s good practice to backup your database and files first. You can research best backup softwares, I like updraft plus because you can backup (and reinstall if you need to) to Dropbox etc….