How to install updates for modules in Drupal 7

Now that we showed you how to find which modules need to be updated in Drupal 7, you’ll need to update them. This is done easily in the Drupal 7 dashboard.

To update modules in Drupal 7:

  1. Log into the Drupal 7 Dashboard
  2. Go to Reports and click on Available Updates
  3. Change to the Update tab
  4. Select the modules and themes you want to update by placing a check mark next to them
  5. Click on Download these updates
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  6. After the download is complete, you will want to set your website in maintenance mode by checking the box and selecting continue
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  7. Once the update is complete you’ll be notified via a screen similar to the one below. Note that the site will be taken out of maintenance mode automatically for you.
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  8. After you have updated all the modules and themes you want to, you’ll want to run the database update script. After a module is updated the screen below will appear. This is the last step in the update process. You simply need to click on the Run database updates
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