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October 19, 2021

Outdated plugins can be one of the most common causes of sites being infected with malware which is why it is worth making sure that plugins being used on your site are being kept updated.

Manually Updating Plugins in wp-admin

You will notice plugins which out are updated on your site in the plugin list screen in your WordPress dashboard.

Plugins > Updates Available

To update the plugin click on the update now section and then the plugin will be updated all directly within wp-admin.

How to keep plugins updated using the auto-updates feature

It is recommended to keep your active plugins updated on your site using the auto-update feature that is included in WordPress core.

To set those plugins to be automatically updated click on the Enable auto-updates section.

Updating plugins using Solid Central

In order to be able to use Solid Central will need to have connected your site to the Solid Central dashboard. Plugins with updates will show in the Updates section of the Solid Central dashboard.

Click on the Update All button to update all of the plugins with updates.

Updating plugins using the option in wp-admin which is the WordPress dashboard, using the auto-update feature in WordPress core, or using Solid Central if you want to manage multiple sites using one dashboard are all very easy ways to make sure the plugins on your site are updated.

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Luke Cavanagh
Luke Cavanagh

Luke Cavanagh, Strategic Support & Accelerant at Liquid Web, brings a decade of experience working with WordPress and WooCommerce to our product team. His GitHub page offers a glimpse into his multiple areas of subject matter expertise.

"Ninja stuff with WordPress and WooCommerce," is an apropos way to describe Luke's savviness with these platforms — and his way of influencing our organization for improving to them.

Coming out of the University of Brighton with a Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) Higher National Diploma (HND) in 2D & 3D Design, Luke's credentials prepared him well for his current role that blends both web development and design. His HND credential leveraged his foundational learning at West Kent College, where is received a National Diploma (ND) in Graphic Design.

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