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How to swap out plugins

Perform the manual installation process by completing all four steps in the order outlined below which will completely replace all of the current plugin files with the latest version of the plugin without requiring you to reconfigure the plugin settings after doing so. The process takes about 3 minutes.

Step #1 – Save your current plugin settings:

  • For Custom Facebook Feed: Go to your WordPress Dashboard – Facebook Feed – Customize (tabbed page) – Misc (sub-tabbed page) – scroll to bottom of the page and make sure the box next to the setting of “Preserve settings when plugin is removed” has a check mark in it. Then click on “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page.
  • For Instagram Feed: Go to your WordPress Dashboard – Instagram Feed – Settings – 1. Configure (tabbed page) – scroll to the setting of “Preserve settings when plugin is removed” and make sure the “Yes” box next to it has a check mark in it. Then click on “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page.
  • For Custom Twitter Feeds: Go to your WordPress Dashboard – Twitter Feeds – 1. Configure (tabbed page) – scroll to the setting of “Preserve settings when plugin is removed” and make sure the box next to it has a check mark in it. Then click on “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page.
  • For Feeds for YouTube: Go to your WordPress Dashboard – Feeds for YouTube – 2. Customize (tabbed page) – scroll down to the last section “Advanced” on the page to the setting of “Preserve settings when plugin is removed” and make sure the box next to it has a check mark in it. Then click on “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page.

Step #2 – Remove the currently installed plugin:

Next go to your WordPress Dashboard – Plugins and deactivate the current plugin.
Then delete the current plugin.

Step #3 – Now install the latest Pro version:

Follow the installation directions for whichever plugin you are installing below:

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