Finally making progress into a production environment (Pro license installed) and I see that the SEOMATIC has an update - 1.1.45 - I followed the instructions but am lost, as SEOMATIC is already installed in my instance of Craft; instructions want me to install it...is there a step I am missing to get this update complete?

Please let me know what I am I missing here -- thank you a ton! =)

Edit @10:00 03/29/2017

Thank you everyone for your answers! =)

If I am reading all the comments/answers correctly, I should do the following:
rm -R /var/www/html/craft/plugins/seomatic
cp -rv /home/psa/Zips/seomatic /var/www/html/craft/plugins
service apache2 restart

Is that correct? Thanks again for the assistance here!

2 Answers 2


To update plugins like SeoMatic, just download the latest (either clicking on the direct download link from the /admin/updates/ page in your admin area or from github).

Then you just then need to upload the new folder, overwriting the old one, to your server in the /craft/plugins directory (make sure you rename the download to seomatic as before, removing the '-master' that github adds).

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    Just to clarify, while Craft CMS itself has a one-click update system, applying core Craft updates automatically, plugins require a few extra manual steps to update. As J. Baptiste mentions above, an improved approach is coming with Craft 3, due to launch later this year.
    – alexr
    Commented Mar 28, 2017 at 17:55
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    While commenting on your own answer is cool @alexr, don't be shy editing if you're adding something substantive!
    – Matt Stein
    Commented Mar 28, 2017 at 17:58
  • Should really add that you should reload any admin page after this, to trigger any schema migrations that need to be done...otherwise the site will error out from the front end Commented Mar 29, 2017 at 5:11
  • Also - you should really empty the old plugin folder first, otherwise you might have no longer files left hanging around, which can cause issues. So delete old plugin files, upload news ones into same folder, load an admin page. Commented Mar 29, 2017 at 5:13
  • Hello and thank you!! I should do the following: rm -R /var/www/html/craft/plugins/seomatic cp -rv /home/psa/Zips/seomatic /var/www/html/craft/plugins service apache2 restart Is that correct? Commented Mar 30, 2017 at 15:14

Craft is going to have a better update system in a version 3. With Seomatic you can also be able to update via composer. As far as I know.

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