In some cases, you can’t update plugins using WordPress Dashboard. To get updates you might need to re-install plugins manually.
From this tutorial you’ll learn how to re-install plugins manually to use updated versions instead of old ones.
Re-installing Plugins Manually
- Log in to WordPress Dashboard and locate Plugins tab in the left column.
- Open Installed Plugins sub menu and deactivate a plugin you need to re-install. Then delete it. Now the old version of plugin is removed.
- Now navigate to wp-content/plugins folder using hosting server cPanel file manager or FTP client. Upload a new version of the plugin.
- Return to the Installed Plugins tab on your WordPress Dashboard. Refresh the page and activate the updated version of the plugin.
This tutorial is based on Furniture WordPress theme.