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How to update your WordPress site

So you’ve got a sweet WordPress site, do ya? Congratulations! Now that you’re all setup in your fancy website, you should make sure it’s always up to date. We know this can sound a little daunting, but it’s actually quite simple once you know where to look, and it’s one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself and your visitors

Reasons to keep your WordPress site up to date:

  • Mitigate the chance that hackers and phishing scams affect your site. They’re always on the lookout for easy prey, whether it’s your site’s data or pretending to be your site and pulling the wool over your visitors’ eyes.
  • Keep your site operating properly and opening pages quickly. An up to date site is an optimized site.
  • With those two things, Google is always making sure that sites are secure and have quick page load times. When the top two points are accomplished, it can only help your search rankings.

Two of our Geeks & Creatives at wisnet, Nick and Joe, take you through how to first back-up your site and then make updates to the core, theme and plug-ins for your WordPress site.

As Nick mentioned, here’s the links to the plugins that will help make your back-up and update process as easy as possible:

WP Updates Notifier
Will send you a notification when it’s time to update so you’re always ready with the latest versions of your core, plugins and theme.

BackUpWordPress
Quickly and easily backup your WordPress site before you run your updates so you never have to worry about incompatibility between versions.

Have more questions or running into problems? Give us a call or shoot us a note and we’ll be more than happy to help out!