Do you have an older version of Nelio Forms installed? While updates may appear insignificant and easy to overlook, they are critical to ensuring that your forms continue to function effectively.
We’ll go through the benefits of keeping Nelio Forms updated in this article, along with instructions on how to do so.
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Security is one of the most critical reasons to keep Nelio Forms updated.
To keep our plugins secure, we adhere to best coding techniques. If a security flaw is uncovered, we act rapidly to patch it. Updating Nelio Forms guarantees that you receive these security-related changes.
Running an outdated version of Nelio Forms may indicate that your site contains known security flaws that malicious parties can use to cause damage or steal data.
Accessing New Features
New Nelio Forms versions frequently contain new features such as access to new extensions, new options, user experience enhancements, and more.
If you do not upgrade Nelio Forms, you will miss out on all of the new features that our plugin’s latest version has to offer. Furthermore, you may have a more difficult time following our documentation or other tutorials that allude to new features that you do not have access to.
Accessing Bug Fixes
Every Nelio Forms release is rigorously tested to ensure that everything works as it should.
When we identify errors, such as features that don’t work properly or have unexpected results, we work promptly to release a new version of our plugin to address these issues. Updating Nelio Forms offers you access to these solutions, ensuring that everything functions properly.
Maintaining Compatibility with Other Software
On your WordPress site, there are numerous components at work, including:
- Plugins such as Nelio Forms
- Your theme
- WordPress itself
- PHP, the coding language used by WordPress
- WordPress itself
All of these components must be compatible with one another in order for your website to perform properly. When one component releases an update, it may cause other components to become incompatible.
To avoid errors and other issues, we distribute updates to ensure that Nelio Forms remains compatible with the most recent versions of WordPress and PHP. This means that if all of your site’s components are updated, they should continue to function properly.
If you update other parts of your site but not Nelio Forms (or vice versa), you risk introducing major issues.
Updating Nelio Forms
To update Nelio Forms to the latest version you can go to the Plugins screen in WordPress and click “update now” in the notice that appears below Nelio Forms.
You can also update to the latest version of Nelio Forms with one click by logging in to your WordPress admin area and going to Dashboard » Updates. Scroll down to the Plugins section, check the box next to Nelio Forms, then click Update Plugins.
To update to the latest version of Nelio Forms Premium make sure you introduced your license key in Nelio Forms » Updates. After that, you can check if you have the latest version of Nelio Forms Premium and update it following the same instructions as explained before for Nelio Forms.
That’s all! You now understand why you should always use the most recent version of Nelio Forms and how to update it.