7 steps to updating WordPress plugins safely
We are always asked by clients
Is it safe to update WordPress plugins?
Should you update WordPress or plugins first?
How do I update WordPress plugins?
How often should you update WordPress plugins?
Will updating WordPress break my site?
Will updating WordPress affect my site?
How do I update WordPress without losing content?
How do I manually update my WordPress core?
To answer the questions its never yes / no 1.2.3 as each WordPress site development is different. It requires years of insight into the themes, plugins, and widget layouts installed. Many pre-built themes have predefined plugins that work with the website in a specific way.
A client may have a Multi-Purpose Responsive WooCommerce Theme
The theme has a couple of demo option on layouts and included WooCommerce, part of the theme is a funky wishlist option or the product mages displays in in a certain layout / function.
- Back up your site. …
- Turn caching off. …
- Update your themes and plugins. …
- Update the WordPress core. …
- Turn the caching back on. …
- Check if everything is okay. …
- Back up your site again.