Manually updating the Instagram Feed plugin

If you’re experiencing an issue updating the plugin via your WordPress Plugins page then you can manually update the Instagram Feed plugin in one of three ways.

Manually Update via the WordPress Add Plugins page (WordPress 5.5+)

With the WordPress 5.5 update, it is now possible to upload plugin files on the plugins page without first uninstalling the plugin.

  1. Download the latest version of the plugin from your Account
  2. Upload it via your WordPress Plugins page by clicking on ‘Add New’ > ‘Upload Plugin’
  3. Click Install
  4. Click Replace current with uploaded

Uninstall and Reinstall (WordPress 5.4 and below)

  1. On the plugin’s Settings page, check the option which says ‘Preserve Settings when plugin is removed’
  2. Uninstall the plugin
  3. Download the latest version of the Instagram Feed plugin from your Account
  4. Upload it via your WordPress Plugins page by clicking on ‘Add New’ > ‘Upload Plugin’

Replace the files via FTP

If you have FTP access to your website then you can update the plugin by simply replacing the old plugin files with the new files:

  1. Download the latest version of the plugin from your Account and unzip the file
  2. Use your FTP client to log into your site and locate the plugin files. These are usually in wp-content/plugins/instagram-feed-pro
  3. Upload and replace the files