How to Update Premium Plugins

So, you want the awesome new features, patches, and updated plugin files?! Updating these is super easy. Just in case, we're providing some additional information surrounding the subject here as well as the basic steps.

Get The Latest Included Plugin Version(s)

We're actually including Premium Plugin updates in the theme-download-package/Resources folder. For more information on accessing these files, check out this link that walks through downloading and extracting the theme-download package: Downloading, Extracting, and Included Resources

Quick Note About Premium Plugins

Premium Plugins are awesome, but since we are including them via a developers license - we unfortunately cannot provide the ability to update these plugins automatically. The following Premium Plugins are most commonly used in our themes:

This documentation was added to help you get those plugins that don't update automatically with theme updates, updated quickly.


Method 01 - Quick and Easy Method (does not work for every install)

Method 02 - FTP Upload: This method is ideal for users that have access to an FTP Connection and would like to simply override the existing plugin files. This is my personal favorite since it gives you control, and you can back up the original plugin prior to updating/overriding.

Author Documented Methods

The following are the current recommended ways to update the plugins (included in this theme - that don't update automatically) as indicated by the plugin authors themselves. They first suggest the FTP Method, but also include these following methods. These steps assume that you have downloaded the latest version/update of the theme from

Method 03 - Visual Composer - Theme Update Method: This method is the old/legacy way of updating plugins/themes and is provided as additional information since this is still considered an option in some situations.

Method 03 - Revolution Slider - Admin Panel: This method is ideal for users that want to update via their WP admin panel.

Backing Up

Don't forget to start by creating a backup of your site (including plugins/content/widgets/etc.) just in case, so you don't accidentally lose anything. We have an example video on this process here:

If you are using something like WP Engine you should be able to just create a Manual Restore Point, but backing up is essential when doing updates.

If you run into any issues or find a plugin that has an update not included with the theme, please let us know here:

For more information on Premium Plugins:

Charles Jones