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Updating Plugins

Updating Plugins through your WordPress Installation

WordPress will automatically check for any updates to your purchased Plugin(s), usually every 12 hours.

If an update is available, you will be notified on the Plugins menu in the WordPress Administration:
Updating Plugins: Plugins Menu

Click on Plugins in the WordPress Administration menu to be taken to your list of installed WordPress Plugins.

Click on the update now option below the plugin.
Updating Plugins: Update Now

All updates applied will not overwrite any existing plugin data, or lose any settings, and our updates are rigorously tested before deployment. However, we always advise that you perform a full backup of WordPress, its files and database tables before applying any updates.

If you don’t see an update available, please check the following:

  1. That your license key has not expired.  A non-expired license key is required to receive Plugin updates.
  2. There is an update available for your Plugin.  Changelogs are published for each Plugin, accessible from the main Documentation screen.
  3. You are not blocking WordPress Plugin updates.  This can be confirmed by checking to see if other Plugins display that update(s) are available.

Manually Updating Plugins via WordPress

If you think there should be an update, but don’t see one in your WordPress installation, you can force WordPress to check for updates:

  • In the WordPress Administration interface, click on Dashboard > Updates
    Updating Plugins: Dashboard > Updates
  • Click on the Check Again button
    Updating Plugins: Check Again
  • If an update was found, select the Plugin you wish to update, and click the Update Plugins button
    Updating Plugins: Manual Updates

Manually Uploading Plugins via WordPress

If your WordPress installation doesn’t detect an update, but there’s a newer version of the Plugin available, you can download and install it via your account.

To access your account:

  • Visit https://www.wpzinc.com/account
  • Login with your email address and password
    • For purchases made via PayPal, this will be your PayPal email address
    • For credit/debit card purchases, this will be the email address used at the time of purchase.
    • Use the Forgot Password option to reset your password, if necessary.
  • Click on the Downloads tab.
    Updating Plugins: Account Tabs
  • Click on the Download link for the required Plugin.
    Updating Plugins: Account > Download

In the WordPress Administration interface:

  • Navigate to Plugins > Add New in the Administration menu.
    Installation: Plugins > Add New
  • Click Upload, towards the top of the screen.
    Installation: Upload Plugin
  • Depending on your web browser, click Browse, Upload or Choose File, select the Plugin ZIP file you’ve received from us.
    Installation: Browse
  • Click Install Now.
    Installation: Install Now
  • You’ll be asked to confirm whether you want to replace the current Plugin on your WordPress installation with the one you’re uploading.  Click Replace current with uploaded
    Update Plugin via WordPress Admin Manually

Manually Updating Plugins via Version Control, FTP or Other

If you prefer to update WordPress Plugins using a deployment process using version control (Git), FTP or another method, you can manually download the latest version of your purchased Plugin(s) through your Account.

To access your account:

  • Visit https://www.wpzinc.com/account
  • Login with your email address and password
    • For purchases made via PayPal, this will be your PayPal email address
    • For credit/debit card purchases, this will be the email address used at the time of purchase.
    • Use the Forgot Password option to reset your password, if necessary.
  • Click on the Downloads tab.
    Updating Plugins: Account Tabs
  • Click on the Download link for the required Plugin.
    Updating Plugins: Account > Download
  • Extract the ZIP file to your local machine, and then copy it to your repository / FTP destination.
If copying to a repository, please ensure it is a private repository that cannot be accessed publicly by everyone.  Redistribution of Premium Plugins is prohibited.