Gavin Livingstone, Bryley Systems Inc.
Reference article by Al Morel, Web1776
WordPress is the most-popular Content Management Systems (CMS); it powers over 25% of all Internet-based websites since it is a free, easy-to-use, open-source CMS with a large and vibrant community.
Because it is an open-source utility, and even though it includes automatic security updates (since version 3.7), it has ongoing maintenance requirements. Business partner, Web1776, offers these helpful suggestions:
- Backup – Backup your site every before and after a change is made and keep copies of your backup onsite and offsite. (You might consider BackupBuddy, a plugin that assists the WordPress backup process.)
- Update – Update WordPress first, then its plugins, and finally, themes.
For the complete maintenance information and instructions, please see the Web1776 recent blog article WordPress Maintenance Recommendations.