Update Plugins

Before explaining how to updates plugins you need to know that there are 2 kinds of plugins: Premium Plugins that we give for free and Free Plugins that you will find in wordpress repository plugins.

Free Plugins Update

If you need to update a free plugin simply click in your Dashbord > Plugins > Plugin name > Update Now. WordPress will download automatically the plugin update.

Note: Please make a backup of the plugin before update it so , if you are facing problems, you can restore the old version. However our advice is to never update a plugin if you’re not sure about the compatibility with the current version of your theme.

How to update a Premium Plugin

For update a premium plugin it is required to update also the theme. For this reason the steps are:

  • Update the theme
  • Disable the plugins you need to update.
  • Delete all plugins you just turned off.
  • The theme will show again a notice “Begin installing plugins” where you can download the updates version of the plugins.
  • Once Installed active again the plugins updated.

Our advice is to never upgrade a plugin without knowing if the theme is also compatible with it. The theme will automatically re-download the plugins that you have just deleted in the new version.
More information about the premium plugins here: Visual Composer and Revolution Slider.

Note: If you have modified the plugin core your changes will be lost.

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