Learn how to update UpsellWP for WooCommerce plugin in your site

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UpsellWP is under active development. So we continue to release updates fixing the bugs, improving the features and introducing new features from time to time.

Updating your UpsellWP plugin is easy. Please follow the instructions to update UpsellWP on your website:

1. Always start by backing up your website

This is the most critical step. Most people will never need to restore their site from a backup, but on the off chance that an update causes issues with your site, you’ll want to be able to quickly restore it to its pre-update status. So don’t neglect to take a backup of your site before you begin the update process. This is true for all updates – not just UpsellWP updates. Any time you update any plugin or theme, or WordPress itself, run a backup first. The few seconds or minutes it takes is worth it in an emergency site situation.

How To Create a Backup Of Your Site

Many plugins are available to help you easily create a backup of your site. A few we like include UpdraftPlus, Jetpack Backup, and BackupBuddy.

2. Update on a staging site when possible

To prevent unexpected problems on your live site, it’s a good idea to test updates on a staging/testing server first. A staging site is essentially a copy of your live site, where you can test changes and updates without affecting your live site. If all goes well, then you can apply the update to the live site with a little more confidence.

Check out some of the following guides to create a staging environment for WordPress websites:

  1. https://elementor.com/blog/wordpress-staging-site/

  2. https://kinsta.com/blog/wordpress-staging-site/

  3. https://www.cloudways.com/blog/wordpress-staging-environment/

  4. https://www.liquidweb.com/kb/how-to-create-a-staging-site-in-cpanel/

  5. https://wpengine.com/resources/what-is-a-staging-site-why-have-one/

3. Updating UpsellWP to the latest version

Updating via the WordPress dashboard

This is the most common method of updating the plugins.

Please go to your WordPress dashboard -> plugins --> Installed plugins --> Search UpsellWP PRO - WooCommerce Upsell, Cross-sell, Order Bumps and more

You will see a notification like the screenshot below with an "update now" link. NOTE: This notification and the link will be visible when there is a new version released. When you are up-to-date, you won't see it.

What if you are not seeing any update notifications?

  1. 1. Make sure you have a valid license key and make sure it is validated.

  2. 2. You might already be using the latest version.

Manually updating the plugin to the latest version

In a few cases where you have not received the automatic update option, you can follow the instructions below to manually update the plugin.

  • Login to your account at UpsellWP and go to the My Account page.

  • Download the UpsellWP plugin there.

  • Then go to your WordPress dashboard -> Plugins --> Installed plugins --> Deactivate UpsellWP plugin and delete it. (Don't worry. Your campaigns and settings will be kept during this re-installation process)

  • Go to your WordPress dashboard -> plugins --> Add new --> Upload plugin --> Choose the Zip file you just downloaded from the UpsellWP website.

  • Click Install now and activate.

Need some assistance with the updates? Please submit a support request. We are always happy to assist you :)

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