Updating Plugins and Addons

Updating Plugins through your WordPress Installation

WordPress will automatically check for any updates to the WP Simple SEO Plugin and any licensed Addons, usually every 12 hours.

Addons are also WordPress Plugins, so you’ll see them listed in both WP Simple SEO > Addons and the Plugins screens of your WordPress installation.

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

Click on Plugins in the WordPress Administration menu to be taken to your list of installed WordPress Plugins.
Updating Plugins and Addons: Plugins Menu

Click on the update now option below each Plugin / Addon to update the to the latest version.

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.

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 and Addons: Dashboard > Updates
  • Click on the Check Again button
    Updating Plugins and Addons: Check Again
  • If an update was found, select the Plugin / Addons you wish to update, and click the Update Plugins button
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Manually Updating Plugins via Version Control, FTP or Other

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

To access your account:

  • Visit https://wpsimpleseo.com/account
  • Login with your email address and password
    • 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 and Addons: Account Tabs
  • Click on the Download link for the required Plugin.
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  • 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.