How to update Rev Slider, Visual Composer and Ultimate Addons

 In WP Residence Installation/Upgrades
The notifications from Visual Composer, Rev Slider or Ultimate Add-ons that you need the purchase license code to get automatic updates is just for clients who buy the license. We bought commercial license so we can offer these plugins for free to our clients with WP Residence theme. All updates will be offered through our theme updates. Each client must follow one of the below steps to update any of these 3 plugins included.

Option 1: via wp-admin, after theme update 

1. Update the theme – video tutorial http://wpestate.org/update-wp-residence-via-ftp-via-wp-admin/

2. Activate a different theme from Admin – Appearance – Themes

3. Delete the plugins you wish to update from Admin – Plugins

4. Activate WP Residence

5. Go to wp-admin and install the plugins again via the notice in header. Or via Appearance – Install Plugins menu (on left area)

Option 2: via FTP, after theme update 

1. Update the theme – video tutorial http://wpestate.org/update-wp-residence-via-ftp-via-wp-admin/

2. For Visual Composer – via FTP go to wp-content/plugins/js_composer and delete the entire folder

For Revolution Slider – via FTP go to wp-content/plugins/revslider and delete the entire folder

NOTE: backup your sliders by editing each slider and exporting it. On some servers this step deletes all sliders. The only way to not lose sliders 100% is to update via FTP (option 3)

For Ultimate Addons – via FTP go to wp-content/plugins/Ultimate_VC_Addons and delete the entire folder

3. Go to wp-admin and install the plugin again via the Required Installed Plugins notice in header.

Option 3 – via FTP, without theme update

1. Update the js_composer.zip via FTP by copying the js_composer.zip file from latest theme update (after you donwload it) included in wpresidence/libs/plugins folder

Update the revslider.zip via FTP by copying the revslider.zip file from latest theme update (after you donwload it) included in wpresidence/libs/plugins folder

3. Via FTP go to wp-content/plugins/js_composer and delete the entire folder

Via FTP go to wp-content/plugins/revslider and delete the entire folder

For Ultimate Addons – via FTP go to wp-content/plugins/Ultimate_VC_Addons and delete the entire folder

4. Go to wp-admin and install the plugin again via the Required Installed Plugins notice in header.

Option 4 – Via FTP or via WP-Admin- get the latest zip from us

Via ADMIN-

1. Open a support ticket here – http://support.wpestate.org/ and ask us for the latest visual composer plugin or latest revolution slider plugin

2. Activate a different theme from admin – appearance – themes

3. Go to Plugins and delete plugins you wish to update

4. Activate the theme. NO SETTINGS WILL BE LOST.

And go to plugins – add new and add the plugins we emailed to you.

NOTE: For Revolution Slider, backup your sliders by editing each slider and exporting it. On some servers this step deletes all sliders. The only way to not lose sliders 100% is to update via FTP.

Via FTP

1. Open a support ticket here – http://support.wpestate.org/ and ask us for the latest visual composer plugin or latest revolution slider plugin. Unzip the files

2. Login via FTP – to wp-content/plugins

Update each plugin by copy/paste and overriding files with the files from the un-zipped folder.

Anna
Co-founder at WP Estate, certified Project Manager, professional WordPress developer.
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