Updating WP Rocket

There are two ways to update WP Rocket: automatic and manual. Remember, if your license has expired, you can renew it on your account page.

Automatic update

Heads up! For technical reasons WP Rocket must be active whenever you run an update for it.

Go the Plugins page in WordPress (that’s {your site URL}/wp-admin/plugins.php).
Find the update notification below the WP Rocket entry, and click  update now:

If you don’t see any update notification, you can try it few hours later. 

In your WordPress admin go to: Dashboard > Updates and click "Check Again". In some cases, this will cause the notice to appear.

If you still don’t see any update notification, your server may be blocking the requests to our update system, so you should use the manual update instead.

Manual update

There are two possible ways to update WP Rocket manually.

Update via FTP

Note: Don’t forget to export your WP Rocket plugin settings before updating, just in case.


Go to your account and download the latest version of WP Rocket.


Unzip the archive and then upload the wp-rocket folder to wp-content/plugins directory.

Update via WP Admin

Once you have downloaded WP Rocket from your account page, login to WP Admin of your website and follow these steps:


Export your settings from the WP Rocket Tools tab.


Go to the Plugins page, deactivate and delete WP Rocket.


Go to PluginsAdd newUpload, upload the new .zip file, and activate your new WP Rocket version.


Re-import your WP Rocket settings on the WP Rocket Tools tab.

Update notification is missing

In some cases, you won’t see the update notification for WP Rocket in your admin panel at all. Luckily, there is a way to force the update notification of WP Rocket.

Visit the  Plugins page in WordPress, and add the following query string to the end of the URL:


So it looks like this, with  example.com representing your domain here:


Scrolling down to the WP Rocket plugin entry, you should see an update notification now.

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