Upgrading a plugin manually

Hi there! I wanted to ask what's the best method for going about manual updates. For example, I have Cloner which needs to be updated. Should I deactivate Cloner first and then upload the updated files over the old ones, or can I simply do that without deactivating Cloner?

  • Adam Czajczyk

    Hey Ashley,

    I hope you're well today and thank you for your question!

    In case you wish to update plugin manually, it's always safer to deactivate it first (but not delete). The safest procedure would be to remove the plugin's folder via FTP then and upload unpacked plugin archive in this place, however usually it's not necessary.

    Please note though that I'm referring to deleting only a plugin's folder via FTP and not deleting the plugin via plugin manager as this may lead to data loss in case of some plugins.

    I hope that helps!

    Cheers,
    Adam