At WP Engine, we recommend running all of your themes and plugins on the latest available version. This helps to ensure the best performance and stability for your WordPress website.
Slider Revolution (RevSlider) is a popular paid plugin in the WordPress community. Because this plugin requires a license and the updated plugin files aren’t available directly through the WordPress Admin Dashboard, there are a few extra steps required to update it.
Updating Rev Slider
To update RevSlider, we recommend following the steps below in your Staging or Development Environment after taking a backup. If everything looks good, go ahead and push the updated version of the plugin to your Production Environment.
- Download the updated plugin files from the website where you purchased RevSlider. This may be from a theme’s website (such as CodeCanyon, as shown in the video below) or it may be from ThemePunch directly (the creators of RevSlider).
- In your WordPress Admin dashboard, select Revolution Slider from the left sidebar.
- Click the purple Update Plugin in the bottom right corner of the page.
- Click Browse in the pop-up window to select the RevSlider zipfile you downloaded in step 1. Then click Update Slider.
While you’re always welcome to reach out to WP Engine Support 24/7, for RevSlider related questions we recommend reaching out to ThemePunch’s support team directly.