Update WordPress Plugins Without FTP Access

If you don't have FTP access, updating your WordPress plugins can seem like a daunting task. However, there are a few ways to do it without FTP access.

  1. Method 1: Use the WordPress Dashboard
  2. Method 2: Use a Plugin Updater
  3. Method 3: Use WP-CLI
    1. Conclusion

Method 1: Use the WordPress Dashboard

The first and easiest method is to update your plugins directly from the WordPress dashboard. Here are the steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Go to the "Plugins" section.
  3. If there are any updates available, you will see a notification next to the plugin name.
  4. Click the "Update Now" button next to the plugin.
  5. Wait for the update to complete.

Method 2: Use a Plugin Updater

If you have multiple plugins to update or want an easier way to update them, you can use a plugin updater. There are several free and paid options available.

  1. Install and activate a plugin updater plugin such as "Easy Updates Manager" or "WP Updates Settings".
  2. Go to the plugin settings and enable automatic updates.
  3. Save the changes.

Method 3: Use WP-CLI

If you have command line access, you can use WP-CLI to update your plugins. Here are the steps:

  1. Connect to your server via SSH.
  2. Navigate to your WordPress directory.
  3. Run the command "wp plugin update" followed by the plugin slug.
  4. Wait for the update to complete.


Updating your WordPress plugins without FTP access is easy and can be done using the WordPress dashboard, a plugin updater, or WP-CLI. Choose the method that works best for you and keep your plugins up to date to ensure the security and performance of your website.

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