How to Rollback a WordPress Plugin Update (Easily)

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Ever felt frustrated when a WordPress plugin suddenly starts working in the wrong way? It may be a compatibility issue, an unexpected bug, or simply a feature change that is disrupting your workflow.

In such cases, it may be necessary to downgrade a WordPress plugin to an earlier version that worked properly. Downgrading a WordPress plugin is not always straightforward, and it requires some technical knowledge.

In this post, I will show you how to rollback WordPress plugins both manually and with the help of a plugin. 

Let’s begin. 

Why Rollback WordPress Plugins

Rollback a Plugin Update with the help of a Plugin

You can rollback a WordPress plugin update with the help of a plugin and without the help of a plugin. If you want to do it quicker, then it is recommended to use a plugin. Otherwise, you can try the manual procedure. To do it using plugin,

Step 1: Install the WP Rollback Plugin

First, install and activate the “Wp Rollback” plugin from the WordPress plugins directory. 

Step 2: Choose the Plugin to Rollback

Now navigate to Plugins -> Installed Plugins, and scroll to the WordPress plugin that you want to rollback to the previous version. 

Step 3: Rollback Plugin

Click on the Rollback button, then select the specific version in which you want to rollback your plugin. 

Finally, click on the Rollback button, and your plugin will be rollbacked to the version that you have chosen. 

Rollback a Plugin Update Manually

To roll back manually,

Step 1: Search for the Plugin

navigate to the WordPress plugins repository and search for the plugin that you want to roll back. 

Step 2: Download Earlier Version

Next, scroll below and look for “advanced view” on the right below. 

Now scroll below and choose the version you want to roll back. Click on the download button. 

Step 3: Install Earlier Version

Now navigate to Plugins -> Add New, and click on the “Upload Plugin” button. 

Choose the file that you downloaded earlier and hit the “Install Now” button. 

Upon the complete installation, your plugin will be rollbacked to the version you downloaded earlier. 

Also Read: How To Take A Backup Of WordPress Website(Easiest Method)

Last Words

Well, I hope you have learned how to rollback a WordPress plugin update. Now it’s time to rollback a plugin by yourself. If you face any problems, feel free to ask for help. If you liked the post, then share it with your friends, and don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

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