Website security threats are growing by the day. If you’re like me, you’ve probably known someone whose site has become infected with a virus, spyware, or maliciously hacked. The best way to protect your site is to stay current with updates for your theme, plugins, and WordPress… plus have a full backup copy of your site. However, proceed carefully.
The safest way to update your WordPress site is to do it through your control panel, not through the dashboard. The exact process varies among hosting providers, however, if it’s not intuitive through your control panel call your hosting provider for instructions. Following are the exact steps that are used for Bluehost. I’m using Bluehost as an example because so many of you use Bluehost.
1) WordPress.org recommends that you do a full-backup of your site first. This can be done with a backup product like Continue Reading →