Plugins are often updating their features and fixing bugs, so it is a good idea to update your plugins. I am sure that if you have been blogging for more than a few weeks, you have probably figured out by now how to update your plugins.
However, I still remember when I first started blogging, and back then I was unsure what a plugin was, and even how to update one. Of course, the update process is much simpler now.
Nevertheless, just in case you don’t know how to update your plugin, and because I have a commitment to not doing anything on this blog unless I write a post about it, I want to quickly run through the steps for updating your WordPress plugins.
Plugin updates come out quite frequently, and I often allow 10-15 updates to build up before I update them, but each only only takes about 10 seconds, so if you want to update whenever one comes out, you can do that too.
How to Know when a Plugin Needs to be Updated
You know you have a plugin update by seeing the notice on your Dashboard sidebar or top Admin bar (if you have it turned on).
When there are plugin updates, I usually just select them all, and run the updates all at once.
When the updates are complete, you will get helpful little notices that the plugin were updated.
Sometimes, you will get a notice from one plugin or another, stating that some new features of the plugin need adjusting, or settings need to be fixed.
That is all there is to it!
Have you ever run into any other problems updating your plugins? What happened and how did you fix it?