How to Backup and Update WordPress Correctly

One of WordPress’s greatest strengths is the community that pushes out updates to the core and plugin files almost daily. But not updating these files can be its greatest vulnerability as security breaches occur mostly in out of date WordPress files. Most people approach the update button with fear and trembling because they’re not sure if an update will take down their site completely! I’ll show you how to approach the update button with confidence.

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How to Backup and Update WordPress Correctly

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to install a WordPress backup plugin called Updraft and set up a regular backup schedule for restoration purposes. Finally, I will show you how to update WordPress core, theme and plugin files without fear.

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Table of contents:

If you want to skip over parts, please use the time references in the table of contents.

  • 00:01 – Introduction
  • 01:02 – Installing Updraft Backup Plugin
  • 01:42 – Setting Up Regular Backup Schedule
  • 06:00 – Backing Up Before Updating
  • 06:17 – Updating WordPress Files
  • 09:50 – Conclusion

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