When & How To Update WordPress Plugins Right Way
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When & How To Update WordPress Plugins Right Way

August 8, 2019

Hey guys, Harsh here from Shoutmeloud and
welcome to another video episode and today video is about WordPress. So this is for all
the WordPress users and what we are going to learn today is how to update your WordPress
plugin in the right way. so WordPress is doing a great job with the WordPress update and
now they automatically update your WordPress blog when they launch a major update which
is pretty good and make it easier for you know all the WordPress users but this is not
the same case with the plugins, for the plugins, you need to update it manually and what happens
is, sometimes when people update plugins, their WordPress blog stop working. I mean
it might breakdown and things happen. Not all the time but sometimes it happens and
so I am sharing one tip that you can use when you are updating a plugin and this would really
help you in longer run. So here is how it works, when you?re logging
to WordPress dashboard, click on Updates at the top or here and here you can see what
all updates are available. usually what people do is that they select all the available updates,
click on Update plugins and what happens that the things break and why it breaks is that
because sometimes if you haven?t developed your WordPress blog by yourself, you have
hired a developer, you are using some custom code, those functionalities stop working after
updating the plugin, so no 1. when you are updating a plugin, ensure is it really important
to update so what you can do is click on View version and so right now I am using this easy
digital download plugin and I am using this particular version, they have 2.4.9, so they
have released two updates. Here I can see what all updates or changes that they have
made. it?s a good idea that you go through the change log and see what updates have been
done, that means you would know if it is really important or crucial for you to update the
plugin or not. so in this case, this one is not so important, this one is again not important
in my case, so I will skip this one and this one seems important because they have added
few new things, few fixes and you know the whole idea is that you need to go through
the change log and similarly, for this plugin, I will go through minor CSS change not important,
there are valid supports for custom post type and that?s pretty good but still I am not
going to update this because I am afraid that certain functionalities would break. Usually
if there is a major security update or an update that is very crucial, you would see
in the change log and that?s where you should update the plugin and if you are sure that
a certain plugins like Akismet, Jetpack where when you update the plugin, your theme or
your blog would not break, you can update it right away and before you update the plugin,
its always a good idea that you take a backup of your database. This is one mistake most
of the WordPress blogger make and later on they have to face a lot of challenges in terms
of fixing their blog. So pretty much that?s it and if you have any
question regarding updating WordPress plugin or anything related to WordPress, do let me
know and if you want me to do another video on WordPress or any particular topic, you
can suggest me in the comments section. I will see you in the next video. If you like
this video, do like and subscribe to my channels, see you in the next video, bye bye!

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  1. glad to know, if you provide the information about the chrome extensions that you are using in your chrome browser at present. It helps us lot…

  2. Harsh… please offer a video on how to increase traffic to a new wordpress site… as I lost all my traffic once I migrated from html to wordpress and I need help to optimise my site for SEO and google… and yoast SEO plugin is not doing a very good job

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