This is something that most people will delay, because they seem to think that, “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it”…
WRONG. Although we patched our plugins folder on a previous security tip, that doesn’t mean that the plugin you are using will won’t put it’s version number in the head of the blog. A quick search will indicate that your out of date, and then disaster will (might) strike!
- Download new plugin files from wordpress.org/extend/plugins
- Extract to hard-drive
- Deactivate the plugin in the WordPress Admin Plugin Area (Thanks Rarst)
- Overwrite the old files by clicking and dragging the files inside the new folder via FTP
- If some settings were lost, replace them
Quite simple for the amount of time it will take. Good luck with your fixes!