Updating WP Recipe Maker
It's recommended to always update to the latest version, so make sure to keep up!
Updating the free WP Recipe Maker plugin
WordPress is the one handling updates for free plugins. You should get notified of any updates on the Plugins page in your backend and perform the update there by clicking on "Update Now":
Should an update not show up here, you can try to force a check for updates by clicking on "Check Again" on the Dashboard > Updates page. Alternatively you can also download the latest version of the plugin over at the wordpress.org repository.
Updating WP Recipe Maker Premium, Pro or Elite Bundle
If you use one of our paid plugins, there will be 2 plugins to update: the free plugin (which is updated as shown above) and the Premium/Pro/Elite Bundle.
There are 2 ways you can update the paid plugin:
Easy – Updating through the Plugins Page
If you've activated your license key you should get notified of and be able to do updates just like the free plugin, with an update notification showing up on the Plugins page in the backend:
If this notification does not appear, make sure to double check your license key. You can also try forcing a check for updates by clicking on "Check Again" on the Dashboard > Updates page.
Harder – Manually updating the paid plugin
If you’re not getting the notification it’s also possible to perform a manual update by manually downloading the latest version and uploading it to your site:
- Download the latest version of the plugin from our website
- Deactivate AND delete the current version of the paid plugin (this not will not affect your data)
This step is not required when using the latest version of WordPress.
- Follow the installation instructions again
Take note that you should only delete the paid plugin, which is the plugin you're replacing with the newer version. The free plugin should remain active.
The free and Premium/Pro/Elite plugin do not always need to have the exact same version number. It is however possible that you're using a version of either plugin that's not compatible with the other and requires an update. There will be a message warning you about this at the top of every admin page.
If you see a message like this, make sure to follow the instructions above for updating the Premium, Pro or Elite Bundle or the paid features will not be working.