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Need to restore a Plugin to a previous older version. (8 posts)

  1. Ryder911
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,

    I updated a menu plugin ("Dropdown Menu Widget") to the latest version that supposedly supports 3.0.4 and it has caused major display errors. Is there an easy way to restore an updated plugin to a previous version?

    Thanks.

    -Ryder

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    depends on the DB....

    If you are lucky, you can just delete the files and install the old files, from the 'Other Version' option on the plugin page

    If the database stayed the same on upgrade, that'll do it. If not, could be a fair bit harder

  3. Ryder911
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the tip Rev., but unfortunately there's no older version listed on the plugin page. I emailed the autor to see if he would be willing to post it.

  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Otherwise, you may have to see if you can access any file history on your host?

    For instance godaddy has a history tab, I can roll back any file/folder for a month

  5. Curtiss Grymala
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Are you talking about this "Dropdown Menu Widget" plugin? If so, all of the older versions are listed there. Good luck.

  6. Ryder911
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks again. I'll try that. Fortunately the site is hosted on GoDaddy.

  7. zab
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Glad i caught your post. I have updated the calendar plugins from 1.2.3 to 1.3 and it disappeared. I have not updated WordPress at all. I have found the older Calendar version but you say "to erase the old files". Where do I find those? Can't I just unzip extract load and run the old version on top of it?

    Thanks for the help

    zab

  8. zab
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Never mind, I got it. à
    . downloaded the older version from the wp Plugins page
    . in the plugins editor I deleted the non-functioning one
    . uploaded the new version from the zip file
    . activated it
    . it all came back to normal.
    Phew.

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