Bryley Basics: WordPress maintenance

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.