Today, I will cover how to update plugins on your WordPress Website.
When it comes to managing your website, keeping your plugins and themes up-to-date is crucial to ensuring that your website is running smoothly and securely.
Accessing the back end of your website will allow you to see which plugins and themes need updates. It’s important to take the time to update your plugins and themes regularly to keep them current and functional.
You may access your website by typing in the URL: https://www.yourdomainName.com/wp-login.php
- Enter your username and password
- Now, you are in the Dashboard. On the left are all of the menus to use.
Updating your plugins and themes is a simple process that can be done manually or automatically, depending on the plugin.
Some plugins can be updated automatically, while others require manual updates. By logging into the back end of your website and checking for updates, you can keep your website running smoothly and securely.
Key Takeaways on Updating Your Website
- Accessing the back end of your website allows you to see which plugins and themes need updates.
- Regularly updating your plugins and themes is crucial to keeping your website running smoothly and securely.
- Some plugins can be updated automatically, while others require manual updates.
Jay’s Video Tutorial on Updating Plugins
When you log into the backend of your website, you will see all of your plugins and a section for your themes.
The themes are located in the Appearance section and will show you how many of them need updates. If you have any plugins that need updates, you will see them listed here as well.
How to Update Plugins: Click Update
To update your plugins, simply click on the “Update” button next to the plugin that needs updating.
Yep, it’s that simple.
Not Rocket Science.
It’s important to keep your plugins up to date so that they stay current with the latest software. Don’t expect your website host or developer to update them for you all the time.
- When you see that something needs updating, simply log into the backend of your website and update it yourself.
Your WordPress Dashboard
Some plugins can be set to update automatically, but others cannot. Even if you have automatic updates set up, it’s still a good idea to check for updates manually and update them ahead of time.
Finally, to prevent hackers from accessing your website, use the “Hide the Login” plugin to hide your website’s login page...and update your plugins.
Remember, keeping your website up-to-date is crucial for its performance and security.