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Visual Composer — Cannot update, asking for License Activation

Question:

I’m trying to update the Visual Composer, but I receive this error message “To receive automatic updates license activation is required. Please visit Settings to activate your Visual Composer.

If I try to activate Visual Composer I get the message “It seems that you do not have any valid license for Visual Composer. What does it mean? It may be so that you got Visual Composer by purchasing WordPress theme which does not grant you with direct license for Visual Composer.


What do I have to do?

Since Visual Composer is coming as a bonus / free with the theme, users don’t get to have their own purchase codes, but it’s not required, assuming you need it to be able to update the plugin. The option to activate a license was left open for those who already have a license.

We always make sure to include the latest version when we release theme updates, so go to  Plugins > Visual composer instead, this is where you update the plugins coming with the theme.

Or you can read  this guide to know How to update Visual composer