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WordPress: How to Update Plugins

This article will explain how to update plugins within WordPress. Plugin updates can fix bugs, provide additional features, and correct security issues. To update the plugins, you need to be logged into your WordPress installation.

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 tab.
    WordPress Dashboard - Plugins tab (left-hand side)
  2. In the Plugins section, click the Update link on any plugin that is out of date.
    WordPress Dashboard - Update Plugins
    WordPress Dashboard - Plugin Update Progress
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 number of plugins that need to be updated, it may be easier to select all plugins. Then, under the bulk actions menu, choose 'Update'.