Published on October 30, 2017 by WPBeginner

Sometimes a plugin update fails or has an issue that will break your website that can only be fixed by updating the plugin. This can be a confusing process for new users but we’re here to help walk you through it. In this video we will show you how to manually update WordPress plugins via FTP.

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For this article we will be using FTP, if you do not know what FTP is or how to use it you would want to take a look at our article:

www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-use-ftp-to-upload-files-to-wordpress-for-beginners/

Finding your login credentials for your FTP can be done by either looking around your cpanel or reaching out to your hosting provider.

Start by renaming the plugin folder under wp-content, plugins and downloading it then deleting the plugin folder on your hosting.

Next download the theme from where you got it such as wordpress.org and upload the folder to your website in the wp-content, plugins folder.

If you see the plugin installed you will want to activate it for the plugin to be active on your site again.

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Ooonz
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Ooonz
2 months 7 days ago

but won't deleting the plugin, get rid of all our settings?

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2 months 6 days ago

Most plugins store data in your database so deleting this way shouldn't remove your settings

Ooonz
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Ooonz
2 months 7 days ago

but won't deleting the plugin, get rid of all our settings?

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2 months 6 days ago

Most plugins store data in your database so deleting this way shouldn't remove your settings

Moddi Waldemar-Lima
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Moddi Waldemar-Lima
2 months 21 days ago

Then you using FTP you can down load the zip file without need to extract it! I have don that many times without any problems!

Moddi Waldemar-Lima
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Moddi Waldemar-Lima
2 months 21 days ago

Then you using FTP you can down load the zip file without need to extract it! I have don that many times without any problems!

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