Updates fix security gaps in addition to bringing fascinating new features and squashing unpleasant bugs.
With WordPress, you’ll have three things to keep updated:
- WordPress itself
- Your themes
- Your plugins
Small updates will be made automatically by WordPress; larger upgrades will require your consent (since they may disrupt your plugins/themes).
You’ll also be responsible for theme and plugin updates.
The simplest way to deal with any of these issues is to go to your updates tab.
You’ll be able to update all of your plugins, themes, and WordPress all at once from there.
Here’s what it’ll look like when everything is up to date (we know it’s not the most useful screenshot we’ve taken, but we’re not going to show you what plugins we use/what needs to be updated on the sites we care about for security reasons lol):
Table of Contents
- The first step is to obtain a domain name and web hosting.
- Step 2: Installing WordPress
- Step 3: Using WordPress to Login
- Step 4: How to Use the WordPress Admin Panel
- Step 5: Putting WordPress Themes Into Place
- Step 6: How to Install WordPress Plugins
- Step 7: How to Change the Look and Feel of Your WordPress Theme
- Step 8: Adding Pages to WordPress
- Step 9: How to make a WordPress blog post
- Step 10: Creating WordPress Menus
- Step 11: Putting Your WordPress Site Online
- Step 12: How to speed up WordPress
- Step 13: Enable gzip compression for WordPress
- Step 14: How to Make Your WordPress Site More Secure
- Step 15: How to update your WordPress site
- Step 16: How do you backup your WordPress site
- Website tips and tricks for WordPress
- Now that you can build your own personal website