How to Manually Update WordPress Plugins via FTP


How to Manually Update WordPress Plugins via FTP
Kathryn Reese

Do you want to learn how to manually update WordPress plugins via FTP? Sometimes the 1-click WordPress plugin update fails which can break your website. The only way to fix that is by manually updating the plugin. In this article, we will show you how to manually update WordPress plugins via FTP without breaking your website.

How to Manually Update a WordPress Plugin
Rolande Kline

Need to manually update a WordPress plugin? We’ve already shown you a few different ways to install a WordPress plugin. Now, to build on that first post, we’re going to get into a few different ways to manually update WordPress plugins when the automatic in-dashboard updates aren’t working. Most of the time, these automatic updates work just fine. But most of the time is not always. So it’s a good idea to learn how to manually update a WordPress plugin to cover fringe cases.

How to Manually Update WordPress Plugins via FTP
Kerry Reeves

Once you have these ready, let’s get started. Find the plugin you downloaded. Right click the zip file and extract it to your desktop using a tool such as 7Zip or WinZip. (Make sure you download and extract it onto your computer, not on your WordPress server.) If there’s a “readme” file in the folder, read through its instructions to see if there’s anything special you need to do during the installation process.

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