Update a WordPress Plugin via UNIX Shell Prompt

Posted on December 3, 2016 at 8:09 pm

Need to update a WordPress plugin via UNIX shell prompt?

Open the /wp-content/plugins directory, example:

cd /var/www/wpsite.com/htdocs/wp-content/plugins

Let’s say you need to update WordPress SEO plugin, type:

rm -rf wordpress-seo
wget https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wordpress-seo.3.9.zip
unzip *.zip
rm -f *.zip

That’s all!

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