How to Update Plugins and Themes

An outdated plugin or an insecure theme is the huge gateway for infiltrating your website. Keeping them updated helps to patch up potential holes, preventing this from happening.

Updating your site components is as simple as going to your WP admin dashboard and checking for update notifications under Dashboard > Updates.

Mark any themes or plugins you want to update by ticking the boxes, then click the button at the top/bottom to start updating them. If you have a habit of ignoring these alerts, it’s time to stop.

Not all premium third-party plugins and themes push automatic updates, so you might want to check their websites every now and then.

To update a premium  plugin or theme downloaded from Bazar WP we recommend that you install the Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades plugin.

First install and activate the plugin. Once activated, you can update any theme/plugin by simply uploading a .zip file, without deleting the it.

How do I upgrade a plugin?

  1. Download the latest .zip file for the plugin.
  2. Log into your WordPress website.
  3. Go to “Plugins”>“Add New.”
  4. Click the “Upload Plugin” button at the top of the page.
  5. Select the .zip file with the updated version of the plugin.
  6. Click the “Install Now” button.

How do I upgrade a theme?

  1. Download the latest .zip file for the theme.
  2. Log into your WordPress website.
  3. Go to “Appearance”>“Themes.”
  4. Click the “Add New” button at the top of the page.
  5. Click the “Upload Theme” button at the top of the page.
  6. Select the .zip file with the updated version of the theme.
  7. Click the “Install Now” button.

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