Upgrading Ninja Forms from a Much Older Version

Ninja Forms has changed a lot over the years.  While doing our best to maintain backwards compatibility where possible, there comes a time when deprecated code should be removed to prevent plugin bloat.  If you are updating from a very old version of Ninja Forms, you may experience issues updating directly to the newest version.  In these instances, your best option is incremental upgrades to ensure When updating Ninja Forms from very old versions (more than a year old), your best option is incremental upgrades to each major release version.

Below, we have listed each major version of Ninja Forms prior to what is currently available on the WordPress repo.  Find the version your site is/was running, and install it from this page.  Then, update one at a time to each higher version until you get to the most recent on this page (Ninja Forms Version 2.9).  Once you are on that version, you should be okay to install the most recent version from your WordPress dashboard.

Please note that this process is mandatory before receiving support for users upgrading from an extremely old version of Ninja Forms.  If, after following this process you are still having trouble, please reach out to our support team here.


Ninja Forms Version 2.9 – August 30th, 2016

Ninja Forms Version 2.8 – December 18th, 2014

Ninja Forms Version 2.7 – August 19th, 2014

Ninja Forms Version 2.6 – June 10th, 2014

Ninja Forms Version 2.5 – March 24th, 2014

Ninja Forms Version 2.4 – January 23rd, 2014

Ninja Forms Version 2.3 – December 22, 2013

Ninja Forms Version 2.2 – October 28, 2013

Ninja Forms Version 2.1

Ninja Forms Version 2.0

Ninja Forms Version 1.3

Ninja Forms Version 1.2.9

Ninja Forms Version 1.2