Update a WordPress plugin with FTP

Some premium or custom WordPress plugins may not allow you to update from within WordPress. In this case you'll need to upload a copy of the newest version's files using FTP.

  1. Connect to your hosting with FTP.
  2. Navigate to the directory containing your WordPress site.
  3. Upload your plugin to the /wp-content/plugins directory.
  4. If your plugin is zipped, you will need to unzip it. (cPanel / Plesk / Web & Classic)

    Note: If you do not have a way to unzip the file on the server, you will have to unzip the file locally and then upload the unzipped directory of files.

Your plugin should now be updated.

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