How to Forcefully Update a Plugin in WordPress?

If your WordPress plugin is not working properly or you want to re-install it even when it is updated to its latest version, without losing data, you can do this without removing the plugin.

You can do this with both active or deactivated plugins.


1. Login to your WordPress admin dashboard.

2. Under the dashboard menu, hover your mouse over "Plugins" and then click on "Installed Plugins".



3. Locate the plugin you wish to forcefully update and then click on "Edit".



4. In the editor, locate the text:
Version: 1.6

Then you will only need to change it to:
Version: 1.5

Only change the version from a higher to a lower number.



5. Scroll down and click on "Update File". Then go back to the "Installed Plugins" list and you will see a text like "There is a new version of"¦" and you will only need to click on "Update now". This will update your plugin"s files.

  • 0 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

How to Manually Install a Theme on WordPress Using the Admin Dashboard?

You downloaded a new theme from trusted website and want to install it on your WordPress site...

How to remove a category in WordPress?

If you want to remove WordPress category then follow this instruction:1. Login to your WordPress...

How to Delete/Remove a WordPress theme from the WordPress Dashboard?

We recommended you to remove unused themes. This is a good practice for protecting your WordPress...

How to Change the Display Name of a WordPress User Account?

You can change the display name of your WordPress account which show on a WordPress post or...

How to Deactivate and Delete a Plugin in WordPress?

If your plugin is not in use or you wish to deactivate it, you can do this from the WordPress...