Keep your WordPress plugins up-to-date with this simple URL. The more plugins you have installed to your WordPress blog, the more often there is a new update to be installed.
In order to streamline this process a bit, I introduce a special WordPress URL that can save you time.
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- Transcript: [spoiler]Hello, this is Timo from ProductiveSuperdad.com, and today I wanted to
share a quick tip on how to keep your WordPress plugins up-to-date.Now the thing is that there are lots of WordPress plugins out there. A
plugin is a great way to expand the functionality of your WordPress
installation. But obviously, you have to keep those plugins up-to-date,
because there are lots of security fixes, lots of bug fixes, and it’s not
just enough to install a plugin.In order to keep your installation up-to-date with minimal effort, I
recommend that you do the following. First of all, pick a date. Let’s say
that every Sunday you decide to update all your plugins at once. This is
basically what I do. I have a weekly meeting with myself where I go through
these plugins and check out the updates and then install those bug fixes,
security fixes, and all those things.
Instead of doing those installations one by one, I have one certain date
when I do those udpates on Sundays. Then I go to this special URL on my
WordPress blog. If you take a look at the address on the URL bar here, you
see that there is, first of all, my domain name, but then the rest of this
address, like this one here, that’s basically how you get access to your
Modify this part of the domain name or the address accordingly, depending
on what your domain name is, and then add the rest of this address to your
URL so you get access to your plugins page.
You can see the page looks like this, and all you have to do is to click
Select All, so that all the plugins are now selected. When you click Update
Plugins, the update process starts. So let me click this button here.
It takes a while. Now, as you can see, all five plugins are updated, within
maybe a minute, maximum, what it took. As you can see, it’s a very, very
simple and easy way to keep all the plugins up to date.
Now what I am doing here is that I am returning back to the plugins page,
and, as you can see, I have plenty of plugins. That graphic or the balloon
with a number indicating how many plugins need to be updated, that graphic
is now gone.
This is a very simple and easy way to keep all your WordPress plugins up-to-
date. Let me just go to this plugins update page once again, and as you can
see, it says, “Your plugins are all up-to-date.”
So this was the simple tip that I wanted to share with you. Bye-bye.[/spoiler]