Installing & Updating Missing Menu Items

Missing Menu Items Plugin Installation Requirements #

PHP Recommendations #

We recommend using PHP 5.6 at the very least to use our products. This is because any version before 5.6 does not have the security updates to keep your site safe.

WordPress currently recommends using version 7.4 or greater.

MySQL and Server Recommendations #

  • MySQL: It is recommended to run MySQL version 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.1 or greater.
  • Server: Any server that supports PHP and My SQL will do but WordPress recommends Apache or Nginx.

Visit WordPress Requirements for more information.

Installing the Missing Menu Items Plugin #

Locate the .zip file you downloaded from the WordPress repo.

Block Styles Members

To locate your .zip file, log in to your Block Styles Account.

Then, click Downloads and click on the Missing Menu Items plugin file to download the .zip folder.

Uploading via the WordPress Admin #

First, in your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Plugins -> Add New.

Block Styles add new plugin in WordPress admin.

Then, navigate to Upload Plugin and locate the plugin .zip file you just downloaded.

Uploading Missing Menu Items plugin to a WordPress site.

Next, click Install Now.

After the plugin installation is complete, click Activate.

Uploading via FTP #

Alternatively, you could upload the plugin via FTP by:

  1. Download the newest version of Missing Menu Items
  2. Extract/Unzip the plugin folder on your computer
  3. Navigate to wp-content -> plugins with your favorite FTP program
  4. Upload the extracted plugin folder in the WordPress plugins (wp-content -> plugins) folder
  5. Activate the plugin in the WordPress dashboard (Dashboard -> Plugins -> Missing Menu Items)

Updating Missing Menu Items Plugin #

We will go over a couple of ways to update your Missing Menu Items plugin via the WordPress dashboard, as well as how to manually update it.

We strongly recommend making a backup or having a system that creates backups of your WordPress site before updating so that you can roll back quickly.

Option One #

To keep Missing Menu Items automatically updated, navigate to Dashboard -> Plugins.

Then select Enable auto-updates.

Option Two #

Navigate to Dashboard -> Updates.

WordPress admin sidebar.

Navigate and select the Missing Menu Items plugin on the screen that looks like this:

WordPress update plugins page.

Then click Update Plugins.

Option Three #

Click the Plugins tab in the WordPress admin sidebar.

Navigate and select the Missing Menu Items plugin.

Then select, Apply and then click Update.

Manually Updating Missing Menu Items Plugin #

While we recommend automatic updates, here is an outline of how to do it manually.

First, navigate to Downloads in your Block Styles Account and download the newest version of Missing Menu Items.

Next, navigate to Plugins on the WordPress admin bar.

After downloading the new version of Missing Menu Items, follow the installation steps again via your wp-admin > Plugins > Add New > Upload.

WordPress will then ask you if you want to replace the old plugin, select yes, and voila!

Manually Updating Missing Menu Items Plugin via FTP #

  1. Download the newest version of Missing Menu Items
  2. Extract/Unzip the plugin folder on your computer
  3. Navigate to wp-content -> plugins with your favorite FTP program
  4. Upload the extracted plugin folder in the WordPress plugins (wp-content -> plugins) folder
  5. Select “overwrite” when prompted to replace the old plugin with the updated version

If you experience any issues when updating, feel free to reach us at our support page.

Disclaimer #

Make sure you always have a fresh backup before updating your site. You should also always test any updates in a staging or development environment before pushing any changes to production. Meaning, do not ever update live without backups and proper testing first.

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