05 Jan WordPress Website Updates
The easiest way for your WordPress website to get hacked is if it’s not kept updated.
WordPress: Some Hosts updated your WordPress automatically.
Themes: You don’t ever need to update any Theme other than the one you’re using.
- Ideally, you have a Back-up plan with your Host but I suggest doing a Mini-backup: in your Dashboard. Go to Tools/Export/All Content/Download Export File/Save. This could save you a lot of time ($) if there is a problem.
- If you don’t edit your website often be sure to check the Dashboard weekly to see if updates need to be done. AND only do 1 update a day.
- Plugins: You only need to update the Plugins you are using – if they are not ‘activated’ don’t bother updating them.
- After updating anything click around your website to make sure all is well. Mishaps usually occur when plugins conflict with one another.
Contact me if you have any questions.