The internet is constantly changing. New and improved stuff comes out daily.
One of the biggest worries I hear when building a new site for a client involves the “U” word.
Unfortunately, it’s not all Unicorns and Rainbows out there. Sometimes that new stuff (and even old stuff) opens up a hole for hackers and bad guys to get in. That’s why updates are so important. This includes WordPress itself, the Theme you are using, or any one of your Plugins. When a new version of WordPress comes out, typically themes and plugins also release new versions to go with it. That’s why I hear…
“Who’s going to update the site after it’s built?”
If I build your site, for a very small fee I can do a monthly update of everything. However, when I build your site I also want you to learn how to work it – and that includes updating it when needed.
I used John’s site in the video below. I updated the base version of WordPress, I updated all the Plugins, and I updated the two themes he had (although he was only using one of them). I did this all in real time to show you just how easy it is for you to do yourself.
Before I start though you need to know WordPress Update Rule #1
Always Backup your site before updating. Always!
Now wasn’t that easy?
I’m happy to update yours if you like, but it really isn’t that hard is it?
* And Yes, I have updated a simple little plugin that crashed my whole site – had to revert to a backup version and lost a weeks worth of posts. Learn from my mistakes.
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