OK, here is another of my very frequent reminders to all WordPress website owners: update your website!
This short article came across my desk today.
Written by Ron Johnson, it outlines a few steps to update your WordPress site:
- Backup your website – there are 2 plugins that I used to backup my sites: a premium plugin called “Backup Buddy” and a free plugin called “Backwpup.” For each you need online storage for your backed up files. Dropbox is a good system to use.
- Update your plugins.
Let me add the following:
- Update your theme.
- Be sure to have a security plugin such as iThemes Security or Wordfence.
WordPress is an incredible website platform, particularly for small businesses and organizations, and for non-coders. But it must be maintained, just as any website should be. So go into your Dashboard today and backup and update everything. And while you are there, add fresh content to your site. Search engines will love it!