PSD Video Tip #37: Update your WordPress plugins easily with this special URL

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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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About Timo Kiander

My name is Timo Kiander aka Productive Superdad.

I want to show you how to improve your productivity when working at home and find time for the fun stuff in your life!

Comments

  1. Hi Timo

    Great advice on keeping the plugins up to date. A couple of things I’d like to add.

    First, make sure you update all plugins, even deactivated ones. Update all themes as well, including those that aren’t being used. There have been hacks that exploit holes in inactive code in the past.

    It would be nice if you could update everything in 1 step, but thankfully themes don’t get updated as often.

    Secondly, there are 2 ways to quickly get to the Update page.

    In the admin interface, hover your mouse over the Dashboard option to get the popup menu. It has the Updates option which also displays the number of updates available.

    You can also get there from the admin bar (which is usually available on the live site when you’re logged in). The 2 round arrows (followed by the number of updates available) will get you there.

    • Timo Kiander says:

      Bill,

      Thank you for these great tips!

      Sure, it’s important to update everything.

      Or, as I like to do, I keep asking myself every once in a while: “Do I need this plugin?”

      That way I can get rid of plugins I don’t need anymore, thus I can improve the loading speed of my pages.

      Cheers,
      Timo

  2. Hey Time, I always keep my plugins up to date. Thanks for sharing the tips.

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