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How to Upgrade WordPress on a Site that has been Neglected

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We’ve covered WordPress Backup Basics and how to upgrade Plugins and themes but we haven’t talked about upgrading a WordPress site that hasn’t been updated regularly. Well, I have just such a WordPress site right here. This site is at WordPress 4.6.3. Let’s go to that site and then to WordPress Admin. Now, in this case,

How to Upgrade WordPress Themes

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Now that we have taken a look at free WordPress themes and premium WordPress themes, let's talk about how to upgrade WordPress themes. Here under Appearance and Themes, you will note that there is a new version of this theme so it's available for update now. To update that you come over here and click

Upgrading WordPress

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Now let's look at how to upgrade WordPress. I've got a WordPress site here. This site is a Thesis 2.2 theme with the Agility 3.2 skin and it's using an older version of WordPress. Let’s login to the site. First, first question is how do you know that there is a new version of WordPress

The Bullet Proof Safe Way to Upgrade WordPress

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In this session we demonstrate the bullet proof safe way to upgrade WordPress. We show how to backup the site first using BackupBuddy to update files, folders and database. This gives you a mechanism for recovery if a problem occurs. Then we go through the process of upgrading plugins some of which can be done

How to Disable Automatic WordPress Updates

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In this session we discuss how to disable the WordPress automatic updates using the The Definitive Guide to Disabling Auto Updates in WordPress. There are a lot ways to adjust automatic background updates but we can disallow the entire automatic updater by adding code to the wp-config file. Member: Just a couple of questions for

Lesson 14 – Part 6 – How to Upgrade WordPress

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Now that we’ve upgraded plugins that leaves us with how to upgrade WordPress. This is the old version of WordPress. It is WordPress 3.1 and we want to upgrade to 3.3.1. We are going to use the automatic upgrade process. So obviously, we’ve already backed up everything so we don’t really need to worry about

Lesson 14 – WordPress Administrative Tasks

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In lesson 14 of our Build a Responsive Professional Website using Thesis Theme 2, we cover all things related to backing up your site and the upgrade process. We begin with a discussion of backup basics so you understand where information is stored and what and when you should backup your WordPress site. We show

Lesson 14 – Part 6 – How to Upgrade WordPress

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The very last thing to do is to learn how to upgrade WordPress. WordPress upgrades can run the gamut from very simple to very complex. We currently have WordPress 3.4.beta3 and it's the WordPress 3.4.2. This is probably going to go smoothly but when we upgrade from WordPress 3.4 to WordPress 3.5, we're going to

Lesson 14 – Part 8 – How to Upgrade WordPress

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That leaves us with how to upgrade WordPress because that's where we are now. This is the old version of WordPress, it is WordPress 3.1 and we want to upgrade to 3.3.1. Automatic Upgrade We are going to use the automatic upgrade process and obviously, we've already backed up everything so we don't really need

Lesson 14 – Administrative Tasks

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In Lesson 14 of our Build a Professional Services Website using the Thesis theme and WordPress we finish covering integrating your site with Google and then move on to important administrative tasks to keep your Thesis theme website healthy and running smoothly. We go through WordPress backup basics such as when and what to backup

How to Upgrade Your WordPress Website – A Best Practices Demonstration – Part 9 – Question and Answers

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This is final part of How to Upgrade Your WordPress Website – A Best Practices Demonstration Tutorial Series. In this session, we take questions about the upgrade process that we demonstrated for our WordPress website. Rick: So I’m going to open it back up to questions now. There were a number of you who had

How to Upgrade Your WordPress Website – A Best Practices Demonstration – Part 8 – WordPress Jackass Moment – Upgrade BYOB Website

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This is eight part of How to Upgrade Your WordPress Website – A Best Practices Demonstration Tutorial Series. In this session, we show the upgrade our live BYOBWebsite.com after doing all the necessary backups, deactivating all plugins, doing the upgrade and testing the sites functionality. So now let’s do it for real, right? That was

How to Upgrade Your WordPress Website – A Best Practices Demonstration – Part 7 – Test the Site

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This is seventh part of How to Upgrade Your WordPress Website – A Best Practices Demonstration Tutorial Series. In this session, after doing the automatic update, we test the site’s functionality. We see some issues along the way and then we show how to fix them. And now we go test the site. And my

How to Upgrade Your WordPress Website – A Best Practices Demonstration – Part 6 – Deactivate All Plugins & Perform Automatic Update

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This is sixth part of How to Upgrade Your WordPress Website – A Best Practices Demonstration Tutorial Series. In this session, we deactivate all plugins before doing the WordPress automatic update. Okay so the next thing to do is deactivate all your plugins. Okay so actually, it’s taking longer than I expected it to take.

How to Upgrade Your WordPress Website – A Best Practices Demonstration – Part 5 – Create a Backup of Your Customization Files

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This is fifth part of How to Upgrade Your WordPress Website – A Best Practices Demonstration Tutorial Series. In this session, we show how to backup your Thesis theme customization file. We do that by downloading the Thesis All Options customization and download the export file to backup all your post, pages, comments, custom fields

How to Upgrade Your WordPress Website – A Best Practices Demonstration – Part 4 – Create a Backup of Your Files – Manually

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This is forth part of How to Upgrade Your WordPress Website – A Best Practices Demonstration Tutorial Series. In this session, we perform a manual backup of our files. We zip the files using the host’s file manager and leave it on the server. And now I’m going to do a manual backup of my

How to Upgrade Your WordPress Website – A Best Practices Demonstration – Part 3 – Create a Backup of Your Database – Manually

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This is third part of How to Upgrade Your WordPress Website – A Best Practices Demonstration Tutorial Series. In this session, we perform a manual backup of the database, we determine which databases are we going to backup and use the phpMyAdmin to back it up. The next thing to do is to make a

How to Upgrade Your WordPress Website – A Best Practices Demonstration – Part 2 – Backup Your Site Automatically

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This is second part of How to Upgrade Your WordPress Website – A Best Practices Demonstration Tutorial Series. In this session, we discuss the most essential step when upgrading your website and this is backing up your site. We discuss what needs to be backed up and the recommended minimum, a triple progressive backup. Okay