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,
The next thing in this Essential Website Administrative Tasks lesson we're going to talk about is upgrading plugins. Plugins are very simple to upgrade. I’m going to go through the process and upgrade some plugins on byobwebsite. Whenever I upgrade plugins and the website especially with big plugins like WishList Member, I do a backup.
I used to wait to talk about plugins until later in the process of developing a Professional Services Website. But what I have discovered is that virtually none of my beginning students ever back-up their sites and I think it's because up I leave talking about backing the site until the end. In order to
All the backup work we’ve done so far was really leading up to the subject of keeping your site up to date. And at the moment, this site is really not up to date, right? If we come back to the dashboard, this site is running on 3.1.1 and it’s using Thesis 1.8. And if
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
The next thing that we're going to do is talk about upgrading plugins. Upgrading plugins has a procedure and it has become quite a bit more robust than it used to be. It used to be that we could update a plugin, it would fail, your site would crash and it was a big pain
Now that we’ve backed everything up, let’s talk about keeping the site up to date. At the moment, the site is really not up to date. If we come back to the dashboard, this site is running on 3.1.1 and it's using Thesis 1.8. If we look at our plugins, we’ve a handful of plugins