Updating Your Plugins

We release regular updates to our themes and plugins to account for bug fixes, new feature integrations, and more. We often announce product updates on our blog, in our members-only Facebook group, or via email. However, the best way to stay up to date on product updates is straight from your Dashboard! If you have activated your product license keys, you will also see a prompt to update your theme when you log in to your WordPress dashboard.

Don’t see any updates? Be sure you have activated your product license keys, so the latest version of each product can be delivered straight to your Dashboard.


How to update your theme/plugins: The Updates Tab

1. Look for the orange circle next to the Updates tab in your Dashboard. This should be nested below the top level “Dashboard” tab—you may have to click on Dashboard to expand the section.

 

2. In the screen that loads, look for any theme or plugin updates listed. We always recommend updating each item individually, versus all at once. That way, if there’s a conflict with one of the items you just updated, it’s easier to isolate which one caused the problem.

 

3. Your theme and/or plugin is now updated! All the new features should be integrated into your blog.

 


How to update your plugins: The Plugins Tab

1. When updates are available, you may notice a small number set on an orange circle next to the Plugins tab on your Dashboard. This is your prompt to check which updates are available!

2. To navigate to the Plugins page, go to Plugins > Installed Plugins.

 

3. Near the top of the page that loads, click the tab that says Update Available.

 

4. Begin clicking update now under each available plugin update. After each individual update, check back on your site to make sure everything is functioning as it should.  We always recommend updating each item individually, versus all at once. That way, if there’s a conflict with one of the items you just updated, it’s easier to isolate which one caused the problem.

 

5. Your theme and/or plugin is now updated! All the new features should be integrated into your blog.