In most cases – installing updates is extremely easy and works just like any other plugin. If there is an updated version of AmaLinks Pro available – you will see it in WordPress. It can be found in one of two places within your WordPress menu on the left…
- under Dashboard > Updates
- under Plugins > Installed Plugins
In both cases, you should see a notification that there is an update available. Simply click the link to update just like you do for any other WordPress plugin. The following screenshots show exactly what to look for and what to do (you only need to do one or the other – not both)…
Dashboard > Updates
Plugins > Installed Plugins
What if auto-updates aren’t working on my site for AmaLinks Pro?
In very rare cases – we’ve had customers tell us they are unable to update AmaLinks Pro automatically through the WordPress dashboard. The following error message may occur…
“Update Failed: Download failed. Unauthorized”
If this happens to you – the likely cause is that something on your site or on your server is blocking the file transfer. This blockage could occur for one of several different reasons. Here are a few of the top reasons auto-updates might not work for you…
- Caching plugins
- Server firewall
- Other plugin conflict
You may choose to investigate further and contact support with your hosting company to see why your site is blocking the file transfer. But it might be quicker to just manually install the latest update.
How to install the latest update manually
Manually installing the latest updated version of AmaLinks Pro is not difficult and only takes a couple of minutes. Here is how to update manually…
- Step 1 – Download the latest version of AmaLinks Pro from your account page
- Step 2 – Deactivate the current version of AmaLinks Pro on your website
- Step 3 – Uninstall the current version of AmaLinks Pro (don’t worry – all of your data and settings will remain)
- Step 4 – Install the latest version of AmaLinks Pro that you just downloaded from your account page
- Step 5 – Activate AmaLinks Pro
Please be mindful that when you have AmaLinks Pro deactivated, none of the existing links on your live site will work. For this reason – be sure to have the new file downloaded first so it will only be moments between the time you deactivate the old file and activate the new one. Also – try to do this during off-peak traffic times for your site (especially if you have a high traffic site). If you wanted to get real technical and safe – you could use a staging environment if your host provides it. But in most cases – you should be able to make this update so quickly that a staging environment won’t be necessary.