The WordPress is getting improved as day pass, they are making our work easier in order to handle WordPress blogs or websites more effectively. However, there are still some of the steps you should follow while updating your WordPress version.
First of all you should know the upgrade is necessary in order to save your website from the hackers. The new updates of WordPress are coming with more secure features. Now it depends on your website’s traffic designs.
When a new version of WordPress will be available you will be notified through several resources, via email (if you subscribe for their newsletter), wordpress.org blog post and on your website dashboard. Here are some of the steps to follow before and after updating your website.
Backup of you Website
It is necessary to install a backup WordPress plugins in order to save your website content other than your hosting server. Make sure that you have backed-up your all data before you update your WordPress version. You must have a manual backup of your theme and plugins via FTP.
Turn off Cache Plugins
If you deactivate your cache plugins and make sure that you are not on cache maintenance page during the update and your plugins will not interfere in the update process. Usually bloggers use W3 Total Cache, Super Cache, or Quick Cache and it is easy to deactivate these plugins.
Update Your Plugins and Theme Framework
When you have updated your WordPress version don’t forget to update your plugins and theme framework (if their updates are available). Because a large number of plugins updated by the developers with each new update of WordPress. So you must have an eye on each updates of your most used WordPress plugins.
Reactivate Your Caching Plugin
After updating your content management system included your installed plugins and theme framework don’t forget to reactivate your cache plugins in order to enhance your website performance and loading speed.