Welcome to another episode of Digital Marketing Tech Talk, where host Phil Reinhardt teaches us his personal process for today’s topic: updates and maintenance within WordPress.
Phil will explain the hierarchy of WordPress updates, illustrating which should go first and why it’s never a good idea to update them more than one at a time–manually. Save yourself some major grief behind the white screen of death and keep your website functioning optimally!
3 Key Takeaways
- The white screen of death is avoidable! Prepare against a site-wide crash by updating in a tier-based hierarchy.
- If you don’t update each plugin individually, you won’t know which one created the white screen of death. Go in manually for each one.
- It may work for a while, but using a multi-website updating program will have problems in the long term because you won’t be notified about complications.
Listen to the Full Episode
[0:20] Phil shares the topic of today’s show where he will explain his process for high-quality
[2:00] The first thing Phil does is update the website using the UpdraftPlus plugin
[4:45] Step two of maintaining your website is the plugin updates
- Phil explains the hierarchy of important things to maintain on WordPress
[7:24] “It’s much easier to update these steps in a hierarchy where if one level breaks, you can fix it before moving to the next.” -Phil Reinhardt
[8:20] Some people will use a multi-website updating program, but issues will arise and you won’t know about it because the program doesn’t tell you when it’s over
- If you don’t update each plugin individually, you won’t know which one created the white screen of death. Go in manually for each one!
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