After updating The Ken theme to the latest version, the next important step is updating the Visual Composer plugin because it needs to be the latest version to be completely compatible with the theme.

In this article, we’ll explain how to update the Visual Composer plugin within The Ken theme.


Before the Update

  • Check the Release notes page.
  • Install the plugins in a test/staging environment to test plugins with your theme.
  • Backup your website.
  • Deactivate caching plugins temporarily.
  • Check online if there are known plugin conflicts for that particular plugin.

Updating the Plugin

To update the WPBakery Page Builder:

1From the WordPress left menu, go to Plugins.

2Click on the Deactivate button below WPBakery Page Builder, then click on Delete.
3From the WordPress left menu, go to Appearance > Install Plugins.

4Click on the Install button below WPBakery Page Builder.

5After the successful installation, from the WordPress left menu, go to Plugins > Installed Plugins.

6Click on the Activate button below WPBakery Page Builder.

Another method to update the bundled plugin is via the control panel:

1From the WordPress left menu, go to Ken Control Panel > Required Plugins.

2The Update button will appear if a new version of a plugin is available. Click on the Update button.

Now you will have the latest version of the WPBakery Page Builder plugin included in The Ken theme.