A plugin is a software, it is used for enhancement purposes. It is called an add-on that installed in the program. There are thousands of WordPress plugins available in the wordpress directory. One can install the free plugin or premium WordPress plugin. Plugins add features to your website without knowing any code. Developers periodically update things to fix bugs and for additional features. It is important to update the plugins properly and need to manage them. To prevent bugs and to use newly developed features, you need to keep things up to date.
Steps to update wordpress plugins:
Firstly, you need to install the WordPress plugin that you want. You can install it from the wordpress dashboard. Goto WordPress Dashboard then click plugins.
Then search the plugin in the search bar which is in the top right corner. After that, install the plugin and activate it.
Once you activate the plugin, you can use it for your need. WordPress comes with a built-in update system. So that, it automatically checks for the update and you will get a notification in the plugin menu. It shows notifications for wordpress plugins, themes and wordpress core software. You can also manually check for the updates by visiting the wordpress dashboard >> updates page.
Then you can install these updates by visiting the plugin page. You will get a notification below each plugin. That, it has an update for you and install it now. You just click the “update now” link to update the plugin.
To check the bulk updates goto the plugins page and click the “updates available” link. Then it will show you all the updates, you can select the plugin which you need to update and then click update.
Before updating the plugin you need to check the details of the new version. So that you will know what are the changes made in this new version. These are the process to update the plugin in wordpress.