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How to Manage Themes and Plugins via WordPress Overview
How to Manage Themes and Plugins via WordPress Overview

Managing core updates, plugins and themes without entering the WordPress Admin area at Hostinger

Updated over a week ago

The Security option of the WordPress Overview allows you to manage your WordPress version, themes, and plugins without accessing the WordPress Admin area. It also provides important security information that will help keep your site always secure and up to date.

You can reach it by opening Websites Dashboard, searching for Security on the left sidebar, and clicking on it.

The WordPress Security menu option

You will be presented with three sections with information and options to manage.

WordPress Version

If you have the latest WordPress version, it will appear marked marked with a green checkmark. In case your core files need to be updated, you will have the option to do so with a single click:

The notification that there is a new WordPress version available and button to update

Installed Themes

Scroll down to find a list of all the themes installed on your website. Here, you can see which ones are active and whether they are secure.

The Installed themes section on the WordPress Security option

You can learn more on how to install WordPress themes in the following tutorial: How to Install a WordPress Theme: 3 Methods.

Installed Plugins

After the installed themes table, you will find the installed plugins:

The Installed plugins section on the WordPress Security option
  1. Installed plugin - name of the plugin.

  2. Version - version number.

  3. Security - shows whether the theme/plugin is secure or if Patchstack has detected a vulnerability.

  4. Recommendation - suggestions to improve the website security by taking action on the plugin or theme.

  5. Activation toggle - easily enable or disable plugins without accessing the WordPress admin area.

  6. Options - click to Update or Delete the theme or plugin:

The options button on a plugin showing how to update or delete the plugin

For information on how to install WordPress plugins, check this tutorial: How to Install WordPress Plugins.

If you want to test any changes in plugins and your hosting plan is Web Business or above, you can create a staging environment 💡

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