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How to Update WordPress Plugins


This article will explain how to update plugins within WordPress. Plugin updates can fix bugs, provide additional features and correct security issues.

Login To WordPress

To update the plugins you need to get logged into WordPress. Here we will provide the general steps. For more details please see

  1. In your browsers address bar type the address of your WordPress site followed by "/wp-admin". So if the WordPress site was at you would go to
  2. At the Login screen type your WordPress username and password.
    The WordPress Login Screen.
    The WordPress Login Screen.
  3. Click the "Log In" button.

You should now be logged into WordPress.

Access The Plugins Section

Once you are logged into WordPress you can perform the updates from the plugins section.

  1. On the left side of the dashboard click on the plugins link.
    The plugins link in the WordPress dashboard.
    The plugins link in the WordPress dashboard.
  2. In the plugins section click the update link on any plugin that is out of date.
    The update plugin link.
    The update plugin link.
The plugin update progress page.
The plugin update progress page.

Wordpress will automatically download the most recent version of the plugin and install it. You can repeat this process if you need to update more plugins. If you have a large amount of plugins that need to be updated it may be easier to select all the plugins and under the bulk actions menu choose update.

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