WP Rollback: Quickly Switch WordPress Themes & Plugins Version

Have you ever updated a WordPress plugin and then your site started creating problems?

Themes and Plugins are the important elements in any WordPress website, You can say they both are the power of your WordPress website.

You always get notified of the updated version and this is to inform you that new version launched and you can update to the latest version.

The new version comes with the new features and bug, security patches fixes which old version had.

Sometimes updating to a new version creates problems also.

Yes, sometimes updating a plugin or theme can break or down your website.

It may because the new version creates plugin conflict with you some other plugin installed on your site.

This is where you need to revert back to the old version of the theme or plugin you updated. It is called Rollback.

I am going to show you how you can use WP Rollback plugin to revert back to the previous version of the theme or plugin which you updated.

Why Use Rollback?

It happens many times with me that I have updated any plugin to its new version and then it starts creating different kinds of errors or issues. Many times, It affects the performance of other plugins.

This is why I recommend you to take backup regularly, otherwise, you might lose your website.

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It is very frustrating when you get some unknown issues on your website and It is the reason why beginners don’t update plugins often. because they have experienced that frustration before and don’t want to face that again.

If the previous version was working fine on your site and the new version started creating problem after you updated it to the latest version. then you will definitely think, why you have updated this whereas, it was working well before.

Now you want to come back to the previous version and starts searching for the tutorial to do so, so you will come to know about the WP Rollback plugin.

In this post, I am going to share with you how you can switch the version of WordPress plugins & themes.

How To Rollback Plugins & Themes?

For this whole task, You need to download a plugin called WP Rollback, this plugin will help you to easily switch the version of plugins & themes.

WP Rollback

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You can install this from your WordPress dashboard by going Plugins>Add New and search for WP Rollback, you can Install it and then click on Activate button to make it live.

WP Rollback plugin

Once the plugin has Activated, you will be able to see the Rollback link for every plugin installed on your WordPress site.

You can easily switch the version of any plugin by clicking the Rollback, Let see, I am choosing Yoast SEO to switch its current version is 7.4.2. Now, I want to change it to the previous version.

Yoast SEO Rollback

After clicking on Rollback, you will be redirected to the next screen where you will have to choose the version of the plugin you want to change with. For now, I am going to choose the previous version of the plugin.

Click on the Rollback button to switch the version…

WP Rollback Yoast seo

One popup you will see immediately, where a warning will be shown for you. This is only informing you to take a complete backup or test the rollback on a staging site first instead of testing on live site.

I also recommend you to take a complete backup first or test on staging site before…

WP Rollback

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On the next screen, you will see the plugin version switching is in the process once it has done you will be able to see Activate Plugin button. Click on that to make a new version start working.

wp rollback

Once you activated the plugin, you can see the version. it will be switched to the version you selected. In my case, I have switched the Yoast SEO plugin from the 7.4.2 to version 7.4.1 as you can see in the below image.

And the alert is also showing to update the plugin because I have switched it to the previous version.

Yoast SEO

It’s Done, It is all you need to for switching the version of WordPress Themes, Plugins and even the WordPress itself.


WP Rollback will be very helpful for you whenever you are not satisfied with the updated version of WordPress plugin or theme, that time you can use this trick to get the previous version back.

It happens many times with me, whenever I update plugins it starts creating the problem on my website. So if you ever face any problem like this then this will help you there.

I hope you like this post and found it helpful if you did then must share it with others to let them know. Because sharing is caring…

If you’ve any query yet then drop them in the comments section or in Forum, I will be happy to answer them.

WP Rollback: Switch WordPress Themes & Plugins Version

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14 thoughts on “WP Rollback: Quickly Switch WordPress Themes & Plugins Version”

  1. really a nice article on “WP Rollback: Quickly Switch WordPress Themes & Plugins Version”

    Thank you Ravi Sir…..

    Keep Motivating us……like this…….

  2. Thanks for sharing this information.
    Like this thing happened to me when I updated Social Warfare plugin. Everything has gone wrong, so I deactivated it and installed the new one. If I know about this wp rollback maybe I can avoid that situation.

    Keep up the good work.


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