WordPress 2.9 was recently released. There are some great new features in the latest release of WordPress including the ability to update multiple Plugins at the same time. Back in the ‘old days’ one would manually have to download each Plugin requiring upgrading, uncompress then upload to the appropriate file on the Webserver. In later versions came the ability for a ‘one click’ update for each Plugin from within WordPress itself. And now, with the newest WordPress release it is possible, as previously stated, to update all Plugins requiring an update simultaneously (this saves a lot of time and needs far fewer clicks than previously).
There is one small ‘problem’ with the new ‘update all’ functionality; it is not entirely logical where it is placed so can cause some angst in trying to find and use the new functionality. Here is how to upgrade multiple Plugins at the same time in WordPress 2.9:
- Login to WordPress Admin (i.e. www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin)
- In the left sidebar click Tools (if not already expanded):
- Click Upgrade:
- Click the ‘check box’ next to ‘Select All’ to select all Plugins:
That’s it! Your Plugins should all now be up to date.
As a note there appear to be a few issues with some Plugins not being updated via the method above. For those unhappy Plugins it will be necessary to go into the Plugins menu and update the particular Plugin.