At StunningDigitalMarketing.com we have a protocol in how we do updates. It is as follows:
- Turn off automatic updates -with automatic updates on you have no way of ensuring a backup is done before hand.
- Backup the website first.
- Apply the WordPress core updates first.
- Apply the Plugin updates second.
- Test the website to make sure functionality still works.
Many small businesses just do not do their updates and backups. As a result, they become wide open to hack attempts and this is not a good thing.
The team at StunningDigitalMarketing.com is well versed on how to update and secure your website. If you would like to get in touch with our team, please click on the button below.