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Small Business Series: WordPress Updates

[This is part ten in a multipart series. If this is your first visit to Marketing Press’ Complete Guide To Websites For Small Business, please check out the series from the beginning.]

Prefer to listen? Greg Taylor talks about keeping your WordPress site up to date and secure.

Just as your business changes WordPress will also have its changes. WordPress changes as user’s demands changes and other bells and whistles come about. From time to time the WordPress dashboard will prompt you to update the software and possibly associated functionality plugins. When you see these prompts it is important to update the system.

Some updates are for security purposes and other updates are for increased user functionality. Either way, do your self a favor and keep everything updated.

To make sure your site runs well here are our tips to updating your WordPress site.

  1. Before you update run a backup. Check with your hosting company to see how often the backup your site’s theme files and database. (The theme files are the looks of the site and the database is all the content.)
  2. Update all plugins
  3. Update all themes
  4. Run the WordPress system updater from the WordPress dashboard

WordPress runs fast and WordPress is secure as long as you keep your site up to date.

I do not want to overcomplicate this section, but please do not underestimate the importance of keeping your business’ WordPress site current.


This concludes our Complete Guide to WordPress For Small Business. Thank you for reading and listening to our podcasts. If you have any questions about any of the sections, please drop us a line. Marketing Press is here to help all businesses and anyone interested in WordPress.

About Greg Taylor

Hopelessly addicted to music. Phoenix Suns Fan. Founder of Marketing Press. Rutgers Grad. Manchester United Supporter. Originally from NJ, now San Diego, CA is home.