How to update a WordPress plugin.

If your website is set to automatic plugin updates, it will run updates without doing anything. 

Automatic updates can be set on all plugins or to individual plugins.

If automatic updates are not enabled, you must run manual plugin updates monthly (at a minimum) to keep your website secure and running properly. Every plugin will not have a new update each month. Updates are pushed out by plugin authors (5 Star Plugins) voluntarily as needed. An update can contain fixes, security patches, or improvements. 

To update a plugin manually:

  1. Login to your WordPress website.
  2. Click on “Plugins" and then "Installed Plugins” from the side menu.
  3. Search for our plugin or click “Update Available” from the top menu.
  4. Click update on the selected plugin from the list.

If you suspect immediately after updating that the plugin has caused an issue contact us to report a bug.

Find out which updates are included in version releases on our blog.

If the new version promises a new feature and you've made the update, yet still don't see it - there are two reasons this could happen.

  1. Is the new feature specific to the Premium plugin? Are you using the standard free version? If it's a Premium feature you will not see the new option when using free. Check to see if you are using free or Premium.
  2. The browser may cache javascipt and CSS files aggressively. This means you need to clear your browser's cache and may also need to clear page, CDN cache or server cache.

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