Updating plugins and add-ons helps you benefit from the latest functionalities and bug fixes, as well as secure your website against vulnerabilities.

In this article, we’ll explain the different methods of updating bundled/third party plugins and add-ons


Before Updating

  • Check the Release notes page and changelog of the plugins and add-ons.
  • Install the plugins in a test/staging environment to test the plugins with your theme.
  • Backup your website.
  • Deactivate caching plugins temporarily.

Updating Plugins

The plugins update process is easy and straightforward. In following sections, we explain how to update bundled and third-party plugins.

Updating Bundled Plugins

Bundled plugins are included in the Jupiter theme as well as their update.

  • WPBakery Visual Composer (Modified Version)
  •  Artbees Themes Captcha
  • Layer Slider
  • Slider Revolution
  • Master Slider

In this example, we explain how to update the WPBakery Visual Composer (Modified Version) plugin.

Jupiter Control Panel

1From WordPress left menu, go to Jupiter > Control Panel.

Installing plugins and addons - jupiter control panel menu

2From the control panel, click on Required Plugins.

3Next to a plugin which needs an update, click on Update.

WordPress Default Way

1From the WordPress left menu, go to Plugins > Installed Plugins, and then Deactivate the WPBakery Visual Composer (Modified Version) plugin.

Updating plugins and add-ons - plugins menu

2From the WordPress left menu, go to Appearance > Install Plugins, and then click on the Install button under Visual Composer.

Updating plugins and add-ons - appearance menu

3After successfully updating, from the WordPress left menu, go to Plugins > Installed Plugins.

Updating plugins and add-ons - plugins menu

4Activate the WPBakery Visual Composer (Modified Version) plugin.

Updating plugins and add-ons - activating VC

Updating Third-Party Plugins

1From the WordPress left menu, go to Plugins > Installed Plugins.

Updating plugins and add-ons - plugins menu

2If an update for the plugin is available, you will be presented with the update notification below that plugin. Read the plugin update changelog.

Updating plugins and add-ons - update notification

3Click on the Update Now button. Be patient while WordPress updates the plugin.

Updating Add-ons

Add-ons are free extensions exclusively made for the Jupiter theme which bring more functionality and customizations.


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