WordPress: Update Plugins, Theme and WordPress Core

To keep your website secure, it is important to regularly update WordPress itself, its plugins and themes. With new updates, you receive the latest security and functionality to keep your WordPress experience great. We always recommend making sure you update WordPress, plugins and themes always one day after website modifications. This ensures that you can always restore a backup if things do go wrong unexpectedly.

Login on Plesk Control Panel

  1. In My Cloud86 (link), click in the left menu on My Services.
  2. Click the 3 dots behind the web hosting package you want to see in Plesk and click View Details.
  3. Under the heading Manage Webhosting (middle of the page), click on Websites & Domains.
  4. You will now be automatically logged into the Plesk Control Panel.

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WordPress Updates

  1. In Plesk, click in the left menu on WordPress.
  2. Click in the main menu of WP Toolkit on Updates.
  3. Every night, it checks to see if new updates are available for you. In this screen, you will see a list of WordPress, plugins and theme updates that are available for your website. Select the plugins and themes you want to update and click Update.

Enable automatic updates (optional)

It is possible to have your website updated automatically whenever new updates are available. This way, your website is always safe and you don't have to perform updates manually either. In the update menu of the last step above, click Update settings and enable automatic updates for WordPress, plugins and themes and then click Save.

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