It is important to keep your site updated in order to ensure that it is secure, stable, and running efficiently. In addition, updating your site also gives you access to new features and improvements. Updating a WordPress site is a relatively simple process that can be done in only 5 steps to backup your site, update the WordPress core, update any installed plugins and themes, check for compatibility and finally test your site.
1. Backup your site
Before updating your site, it is important to backup all of your content, including images, posts, and pages. This will ensure that you can restore your site to its previous state in case something goes wrong during the update process.
2. Update WordPress core
The first step in updating your site is to update the WordPress core. This can be done by going to the Updates section in the WordPress dashboard. Click on the Update Now button to begin the process. It is important to ensure that you have the latest version of WordPress installed.
3. Update plugins and themes
After updating the WordPress core, it is important to update any plugins and themes that are installed on your site. These updates may contain important security patches and bug fixes. You can update your plugins and themes by going to the Plugins and Themes sections in the WordPress dashboard, respectively.
4. Check for compatibility
Before updating your plugins and themes, it is important to check for compatibility with the new version of WordPress. Some plugins and themes may not be compatible with the latest version, which can cause issues with your site. You can check for compatibility by visiting the plugin or theme’s website or by looking at the plugin or theme’s documentation.
5. Test your site
After updating your site, it is important to test it to ensure that everything is working properly. This includes checking that all of your content is still visible, that all of your links are still working, and that your site is still responsive.
As part of Maintenance & Care packages, we can take care of this for you, while also making sure that you have backups and security measures in place. If you chat about this please reach out.