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Meta Box and all extensions can be updated automatically or manually. The automatic update uses the WordPress update mechanism which checks for new versions twice a day. This is the recommended way to get new updates from our website.

Automatic update

To enable automatic updates, you need to have a valid license key. Go to My Account page to get it.

Then go to Meta Box » License and enter your license key and click Save Changes button.

entering meta box license key

From now on, when WordPress checks new versions for plugins, it will also check for new versions of Meta Box extensions. If there is any new update, you'll see this:

New versions

Then you can update the extensions the same way as for other plugins by clicking the Update now link.

Manual update

You can also update the extensions manually by following these steps:

  1. Go to My Account page.
  2. On your account page, you will see all downloads for your purchased extensions. Download the extension(s) to your computer, unzip the file and upload the extension folder to your website, overwriting the old files.


Why can't I update even with a valid license key?

We cache the requests to check updates in a WordPress transient, which has a one-day lifetime. To force WordPress to check for updates, you need to remove this transient. To do that, please install the WP-Sweep plugin and clear all transients. Then go to Dashboard » Updates and click the Check again button.

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Can I define the license key via a constant in wp-config.php?

You can define the license key in a constant in the wp-config.php file instead of storing it in the database. It might be more secure since no one can see it from the WordPress dashboard or in the database. To do that, define it via the META_BOX_KEY constant:

define( 'META_BOX_KEY', 'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ123456' ); // Your Meta Box license key.
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