How to Rollback WordPress Plugins

Updated a plugin and now your WordPress blog is looking a little less than optimal? Whether it’s an incompatibility issue or the developer of the plugin just released it a tad early with a few glitches, losing access to your site or some functionality when a plugin update goes wrong can be annoying and a little scary.

Now, we definitely recommend everyone have a backup system in place but if it’s obviously just an issue with a particular plugin update you can get everything back to working order quickly with this simple rollback plugin!

WP Rollback¬†lets you rollback the problem-causing plugin quickly and easily from your dashboard. Simply install and activate the plugin and then you’ll see a new ‘Rollback’ link. Simply¬†click, choose the version you would like to roll back to, confirm and voila, problem fixed!

Can’t access your dashboard?

Updated a plugin and now have no access to your WordPress dashboard? Here’s how to roll back manually!

  1. Find the problem causing plugin in the WordPress Directory.
  2. Click on the ‘Developers’ tab and click to download the zip of the version you need under ‘Other Versions’.
  3. Unzip the file and connect to your blog using a FTP client like Cyberduck or Transmit.
  4. Go to /wp-content/plugins and upload the folder from the zipped plugin download. You will be asked if you want to replace the folder, click yes as we’re replacing the newer version with the older.
  5. Log into your WordPress dashboard again and go to Plugins and activate the plugin again. All done!

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How to Rollback WordPress Plugins

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