How to Update Gravity Forms on Multiple sites with InfiniteWP

I use the FREE InfiniteWP to update WordPress core and plugins across about 40 of my own and client’s websites. It’s a real time saver. It works perfectly with plugins hosted in the WordPress repository but I use a few commercial plugins not hosted there and it can’t update these. Gravity Forms for example is one I use across nearly all my sites and that can’t be updated automatically with InfiniteWP. They have assured me that they are working on a fix to allow auto updating of Gravity Forms but for now here’s a workaround suggested by InfiniteWP:

Login to your InfiniteWP admin and click “Plugins & Themes” under “Manage” top left. Then select “Install” and pick some sites to install the new/updated plugin into.

You can choose to install a plugin from the following sources:

  • WordPress Repository
  • Your Computer
  • Remote URL

I chose My Computer because Gravity Forms is hosted in a private account with login so I just logged in, downloaded the latest version and used that file.

There are further options you can tick including: Activate plugin after install” and “Overwrite if plugins already exist” which you’ll probably want to select if you’re updating an existing plugin.

Once you upload the file you can hit “Install Plugin”.



Bulk Manage WordPress Sites From 1 Location

Just came across the excellent FREE software “InfiniteWP” via a Yoast post on Facebook. I’ve got WordPress Service Contracts setup with some web design clients of mine whereby for a small yearly fee I keep their core WordPress systems and installed plugins up to date. This helps keep their sites secure, fast and modern. Previously, I would have had a plugin on their sites that notified me via email whenever there was a new version of WordPress or any of the plugins installed on a site and I’d have to go login and upgrade or sometimes manually upgrade via FTP. With 24 sites (currently) to manage that turns into a fair bit of work.

Installing InfiniteWP (as a PHP application on my own local server) and adding my clients sites to it now enables me to bulk update plugins, themes and WordPress core from one location right on my own PC in pretty much 1 click! The system requires the InfiniteWP Client plugin to be installed on all sites too which is a bit of hassle but only needs to be done once to create the connection.

The software also handles Backups, Groups and other functionality via paid add-ons..