How to Perform Manual Updates
In certain scenarios, you may need to manually update WP E-Signature or WP E-Signature Business add-ons. Follow the instructions below to complete these manual updates.
Before you explore any of these methods, please take a backup of your site.
Step 1. Download plugin files
A. Visit your profile page ( www.approveme.com/profile) and log in. This log in information is the email and password you used to purchase your E-Signature license.
B. Download the zip files for WP E-Signature and/or WP E-Signature Business add-ons.
Step 2. Delete your old versions of the plugins (without losing documents)
A. Log in to your WP backend.
B. If you are deleting the WP E-Signature (core) plugin, navigate to E-Signature > settings > customization> scroll to the bottom of the page > make sure the DANGER ZONE option is UNCHECKED.
C. After ensuring the DANGER ZONE setting is NOT CHECKED, visit your plugins tab > find WP E-Signature and/or WP E-Signature Business add-ons > deactivate > delete.
Step 3. Install and activate your new plugin files
A. Click on the plug-ins tab > add new > upload > choose file > select the zip file for WP E-Signature we downloaded earlier > install > activate.
B. After that, you’re walked through a set-up tutorial where you save your settings.
C. Repeat steps 1-4 for Business add-ons if applicable.
You can identify the current version numbers for WP E-Signature and WP E-Signature Business add-ons, and download them at any time by logging into your profile at www.approveme.com/profile.
If you are currently running older versions of the plugin or add-ons, be sure to deactivate and delete those before installing the updated versions. (If you don’t you’ll likely get a message that says “the destination folder already exists”.)
Saving your settings is THE default functionality of the plugin. To be safe, make sure that you have not placed a checkmark in the DANGER ZONE checkbox of the eSignature customization tab. It is also a good practice to back up your entire site for extra peace of mind.
If you install E-Signature Business add-ons, you can activate all add-ons in one click by visiting the E-Signature —> add-ons —> activate.