This tutorial is about how to download older versions of WordPress plugins again.
Do you want to downgrade WordPress plugins? However, according to the Security Perspective, it is very important to keep the WordPress site up-to-date but some updates come with bug and break your site. In this case, you need to rollback the previous version of the plugin again.
Recently one of our users asked,
When I updated a WordPress plugin, my site dead and started displaying a white screen of death. Is there any way to downgrade the that plugin?
If you are also searching for an article to downgrade a plugin, then you are in the right place. In this tutorial, i’m going to share how to download older versions of WordPress plugins.
So, let’s get started…
How to Download Older Versions of WordPress Plugins
When we update the WordPress plugin and our site breaks due to new updates, we need to install
#1. Download Older Versions of WordPress Plugin From the WordPress.org
First, go to WordPress.org site and navigate to plugin tab. Here search for WordPress plugin that you want to downgrade.
After getting results, click on the plugin then scroll down. In
Your web page will reload again, scroll down the page and click on
Now click on Download button, your plugin will start downloading.
You can install it by visiting the WordPress Dashboard or by using FTP. For more details see 3 different ways to install WordPress plugins.
#2. Revert to Older Version Using WP Rollback Plugin
First, install and activate WP Rollback Plugin on your site. The plugin rollbacks any theme and plugin to previous (or newer) version but your plugin and theme should be from WordPress.org (3rd-party plugins are not supported).
Once activated, it automatically adds Rollback option next to every plugin.
When you click on the rollback link, a new page will open with all the previous versions. As you can see below,
Here select plugin version that you want to rollback then hit on Rollback. It will prompt final confirmation. Again click on Rollback.
And that’s it! You have successfully installed the older version of the WordPress plugin.
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