How to Download Older Version of a WordPress Plugin

Sometimes a new update of any plugin comes with too many bugs. It doesn’t work properly on the existing website and make a website crash every time. So how to deal with this situation of unstable version of any WordPress plugin? The best way to deal with the debug and conflicts with any plugin is Installing a older version of a WordPress plugin.

In this post, we’re going to share how to download older version of a WordPress plugin easily. This small guide how to download older version of a WordPress plugin direct you how to rollback to the previous update of any WordPress plugin.

Download Older Version of a WordPress Plugin

In this tutorial, you’ll see the different method of download older version of a WordPress plugin.

Method 1.Download Previous Version from Directory

The first method to download older version of a WordPress plugin is to open the or search on the Google for the exact keyword. We’re using Jetpack plugin to create this tutorial.

Now on the plugin page, scroll down and click on the “Advanced View” option to proceed to the next step.



Scroll to the bottom of the page where you can see an option of previous versions. This drop-down previous development versions will help you find the right version which works perfectly for you.



Then click on the download button and install it on your website by upload .zip file manually from the WordPress dashboard.

Method 2. Rollback WordPress Plugin to Older Version

Another method which you can use to switch to an older version of a WordPress plugin is using rollback WordPress plugin. This Rollback plugin will help you to switch to the previous version of the plugin from Installed Plugins page on the WordPress dashboard.

Just download this rollback plugin on your website and activate it. Once you have done with the installation and activation, you’ll see a rollback option next to every plugin that has been installed from the WordPress repository. Simply click on “Rollback” to proceed.



After click on the “Rollback”, you’ll be redirected to a new page where you can see the previous versions available from the “Advanced View” on the WordPress repository page. Now select the desired version of the plugin and click on the rollback button.



So, these were the two best methods to download older version of a WordPress plugin. If you have more methods to share then please comment your suggestions or contact us.

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