WordPress is my absolute favourite Content Management System (CMS)
It’s simple, has an amazing range of free and low cost plugins that can provide amazing functionality and the core system is free. I typically use it in my own web space, but you can also use WordPress hosting if you choose including free options.
Unfortunately WordPress is not a set and forget type of website and there are a couple of important routine tasks that need to be carried out, particularly to keep hackers at bay and.
WordPress is a sophisticated system which is continually evolving, so there is a stream of regular updates to correct minor issues, to introduce new functionality and even to protect us all from hackers.
A typical WordPress installation also has plugins and a theme and these elements may have updates from their creators from time to time as well.
In WordPress’ standard form, you’ll need to log into your WordPress site from time to time and check for any available updates.
Goto Dashboard | Updates to see a summary page of any outstanding updates
You can click on any or all to perform the updates quickly and easily
NB Its important that you backup your site before you perform updates so that if it all goes astray you can roll back to a working website
Performing updates is made very easy with the use of the Plugin Central plugin which shows all updates in your Dashboard – nice!
If don’t login on a regular basis the WP Updates Notifier Plugin is for you.
It will send you an email if there are any updates waiting for your site – Very handy indeed!
So updates are easy and can be made even easer with these smart plugins