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Managing Themes and Plugins with WordPress Tools

Overview

This article will explain how to manage WordPress plugins and themes using WordPress Tools.

Click on any of the tasks to jump to that point in the guide.



Change Theme or Update a WordPress Theme.

Access the Themes Panel

  1. Click on the "WordPress Tools" tab at the top of the account.
  2. Click the "Themes" link on the left side.

Change A Theme

  1. Using the "Select WordPress" dropdown, choose the WordPress install that you want to manage.
  2. Find the theme you wish to use in the "Theme Library" section.
  3. Click the toggle next to the theme so that it says "On"

Your selected theme should now be active on your site.

Update a Theme:

  1. Using the "Select WordPress" dropdown, choose the WordPress install that contains the theme you want to update.
  2. Under "Theme Library" click the "Update" button on the theme you wish to update.
    Note: If no update button appears, that usually means no update could be found for that theme.

Activate/Deactivate or Update a Plugin

Access the Plugin Panel

  1. Click on the "WordPress Tools" tab at the top of the account.
  2. Click the "Plugins" link on the left side.

Activate or Deactivate a Plugin

  1. Using the "Select WordPress" dropdown, choose the WordPress install that you want to manage.
  2. Find the plugin you wish to activate or deactivate in the "Installed Plugins:" section.
  3. Click the toggle next to the plugin so that it says either "On" to activate or "Off" to deactivate.

Your selected theme should now be active on your site.

Update a Plugin

  1. Using the "Select WordPress" dropdown, choose the WordPress install that contains the plugin you want to update.
  2. Under "Installed Plugins", click the "Update" button on the plugin you wish to update.
    Note: If no update button appears, that usually means no update could be found for that plugin.
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