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How to update

Use this guide to update your versions of Widgetkit 2.x.x to 2.y.y. If you are looking to move from Widgetkit 1 to 2, make sure to read the Migration doc instead.

Updating Widgetkit is pretty straightforward. You can use the easy 1-Click Updates from the backend of your website or do a manual update. Just follow these steps:

1-Click Updates

Widgetkit 2 comes with 1-Click Updates. You'll get notified by WordPress or Joomla and offered the possibility to update with just one click. In order to authenticate yourself while requesting the download without compromising your credentials, we are providing an API Key, which you will find in your YOOtheme account page. It acts on your behalf, so remember to treat it just like a password, don't share it.

Copy the API key


To set the API Key in Wordpress go to Settings and click on Widgetkit in the sub menu.

Set the API key in Wordpress


To set the API Key in Joomla open the plugin "Installer - YOOtheme" in the plugin manager.

Find the installer plugin in Joomla Setting the API key in Joomla

Manual update


  1. Download the latest Widgetkit 2 version and unpack all files to a directory called widgetkit on your pc.
  2. Using FTP, upload this directory to the /wp-content/plugins directory of your WordPress installation on your server and replace all files in the existing widgetkit directory.


Just download the latest Widgetkit release and update the Widgetkit component using the Joomla Extension Installer. The installation is described in our Install Widgetkit 2 guide.

Documentation on Github

Help us out! If you are feeling that our documentation has errors or can be improved, fork it at Github and send us a pull request. Any contribution is much appreciated. Thank you!