Plugins are an inseparable part of a WordPress site. A common phrase when discussing any feature is : there’s a plugin for that!
Most plugins can be updated with a single click. However, there are scenarios when you cannot use this feature:
- The plugin developer has not provided automatic update feature.
- You’re trying to clean up a hacked/malware infected website.
- Ahem. The plugin is not from a legitimate source. In which case, not being able to automatically update is the least of your worries.
Now let’s move to the main topic:
How to replace plugin files?
- Download the plugin files from the source. This is usually the site from where you purchased it.
- Extract the downloaded file. There should be a folder with the plugin’s name in it.
- On your site, delete the plugin folder from wp-content/plugins
- Using file manager or FTP, upload the downloaded plugin files to wp-content/plugins. You can upload a zip file and extract it.