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Learn how to update WPLoyalty- Points and Rewards for WooCommerce plugin in your site
WPLoyalty is under active development. So we continue to release updates fixing the bugs, improving the features and introducing new features time to time.
Updating your WPLoyalty plugin is easy. Please follow the instructions to update WPLoyalty in 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 taking a backup of your site before you begin the update process. This is true for all updates – not just WPLoyalty 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.
Many plugins are available to help you easily create a backup of your site. A few we like include UpdraftPlus, Jetpack Backup, and BackupBuddy.
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:
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 WPLoyalty - WooCommerce Loyalty Points, Rewards and Referral.
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.
In a few cases where you have not received the automatic update option, you can follow the instructions below to manually update the plugin.
- Download the WPLoyalty plugin there.
- Then go your WordPress dashboard -> Plugins --> Installed plugins --> Deactivate WPLoyalty plugin and delete it. (Don't worry. Your campaigns, 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 WPLoyalty website.
- Click Install now and activate.
3. What to do when the support team gives you a zip file and asked to update?