How to Update the Core Plugin

Updating any WordPress plugin is a vital part of maintaining your WordPress site. Without all the latest updates you might encounter certain bugs along the way that might prevent you from using the plugin to its full potential, or even expose your site to security risks. Having your plugins up-to-date will ensure that you have all the latest functional and security features installed at all times.

To update any plugin, including WP RSS Aggregator core, there are 2 main procedures you can follow.

Automatic Updates

Head to the Plugins section in your WordPress dashboard and you will see the WP RSS Aggregator core plugin listed there. 

By clicking on  update now, the plugin will automatically update itself and install the new version, overriding the old version.

Once an update is released for the core plugin over on the  WordPress plugin repo, it might take some time before the updated version is visible on your WordPress site as shown above. You may want to try speeding up the process as explained here


Manual Updates

This is a slightly longer process and requires the use of an FTP client such as  FileZilla.

Follow the steps below to manually update any of our premium add-ons.

  1. Download the plugin’s zip file from the WordPress plugin repo.
  2. Download the zip file and extract it to a new folder on your desktop.
  3. Connect to your website using your FTP client (ex. FileZilla).
  4. Once connected, from on the FTP client, go to your website’s plugins folder, usually located within public_html/wp-content/plugins.
  5. Next, locate the plugin’s file you extracted to on your desktop.
  6. Upload the file from your desktop to your plugins folder.
  7. During the update process, choose to Overwrite the files.
  8. Your plugin is now updated. If you go back to your WordPress site and refresh you will see the new version installed.
IMPORTANT: Please note that the manual process of updating WP RSS Aggregator entails the manual replacement of plugin files. Removing the wrong file or folder, or copying the wrong ones, may cause your website to break. We recommend only using this method if you have experience with FTP clients and know what you are doing. If you want to know more about this method, please contact your hosting provider.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure to keep your plugins updated at all times and to check that you have all the latest updates before contacting support regarding any other issues. 

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