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We continually update LearnDash and our add-ons with new features, functionality, security patches and bug fixes.

While we release updates on a regular basis, we do not post a public schedule. We hold weekly internal meetings to determine the scope and priority of LearnDash updates.

There are three ways you can update LearnDash. The easiest & most popular is automatic updates via your Plugins page.

  1. Automatically, from your Plugins page
    (requires a valid license key)
  2. Manual upload
  3. Via FTP

When an update is available, you will receive a notification in the WordPress admin area, on your PLUGINS > INSTALLED PLUGINS page.

We always recommend reviewing the changes in the changelog before updating LearnDash.

We highly recommend always backing up your site before updating. Check with your host about backup solutions, or if you don’t already have one in place, you can try the free UpdraftPlus plugin.

Automatic Updates

To receive automatic updates, you must have an active license key.

  2. Scroll down until you find LearnDash LMS
  3. You should see a notification with a link that says “Update Now”. Click this link.
  4. If successful, you’ll see a notification that confirms LearnDash was updated

Don’t See The Update?

If you don’t see an available update, navigate to DASHBOARD > UPDATES and click the “Check Again” button. You can also try navigating to PLUGINS > INSTALLED PLUGINS and refreshing the page, which can sometimes trigger the update notice as well.

Manual Upload

If you want to update LearnDash manually:

  1. Download the latest version from your account
  2. Deactivate, then delete the version you have installed
    NOTE: No data will be lost
  3. Navigate to PLUGINS > ADD NEW
  4. Click “Upload Plugin”
  5. Select the LearnDash .zip file that you downloaded in step 1
  6. Click “Install Now”
  7. Click “Activate”

Update via FTP

If you would like to upload a new version of LearnDash via FTP, please follow WordPress’ instructions here.

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