Do you have an alert in your WordPress dashboard letting you know that you have updates that need some attention? Here’s a quick video to help you better understand how to Update your WordPress website safely.

  • Step 1 Back it up!
  • Step 2 Update your plugins first – one at a time
  • Check to see if there were any breaks after each plugin is updated
  • Step 3 Update your theme – either in the dashboard or via FTP
  • Check to see if there were any breaks
  • Step 4 Update your core WordPress files
  • Check to see if there were any breaks
  • Be sure your Google Analytics code is still working (if that was something you were using)
  • Check your website across all browsers and all devices

Updating your WordPress website SAFELY
http://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress
http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress_-_Extended_Instructions
If you’re on WP Engine – http://wpengine.com/support/update-wordpress-existing-plugins/