Updating a wordpress site

07-Sep-2017 18:07

But that’s not the case with a lot of Word Press users. If you can keep up with the updates about next version, and know how many folks test it before pushing the “Go Live” button, you might feel safer to go through with the update. Well, to answer all of these questions, I’d like to quote one my developer friends Matt Cromwell — Word Press Support Professional — He wrote an interesting piece about WP Release Day; All of these grievances are misguided and inaccurate. If you are responsible for managing websites, either prepare for Release Days, or stop managing websites.

More often than not, I come across one of the following complaints That’s why in this article I am going to walk you through the right way of updating your Word Press sites to the latest version, without screwing up anything. Another reason why you are afraid is that you do not have time to deal with the mess if the latest update happens to break your site. I hate to be so blunt, but it’s really the bottom line. If you aren’t prepared, then you can only blame yourself. Hosting your website with a self-hosted Word Press CMS can provide you with more control, but at the same time, you have more responsibility as well.

These are all legitimate concerns, but you don’t have to be worried.

The main reason you need a Word Press upgrade or update is for site security—old versions of Word Press, and especially old versions of plugins, often have vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit.

Its essence is in testing updates on a functional clone of your website which is available only for administrators of your website.

However, if you want to create a complete clone of your not large website which would be available for anyone (on a separate domain or subsomain), this article may help you.

Before you know about the release day, you need to understand a few basic terms While the release date is never final, on the other hand, the release schedule can definitely help you guess when would the next major update for Word Press be available.

Word Press release days are full of different emotions, expressions, labels, claims and blames.