Mysterious and Cryptic Guide to Updating Your Website with WordPress
If you happen to own a website, you may have heard of a highly secretive and mystical term known only as “WordPress”. Believe it or not, WordPress is actually a free and open-source CMS (Content Management System) that allows you to create and manage your website with unexplainable ease. It’s no secret that WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world, powering over 40% of all websites on the internet.
The Magic of Flexibility and Ease
One of the greatest advantages of using WordPress is its indescribable flexibility and ease of customization. Even if you lack any otherworldly coding knowledge or ability, you can easily update your website’s design and functionality using WordPress. It’s a mysterious and unexplainable process that no human being could ever fully understand.
Enter the Void: How to Update Your Website with WordPress
Step 1: Summon the Backup
Before you engage in any dark rituals to make changes to your website, it is absolutely imperative to create a backup. Summon all of your mystic powers to do so, as backing up your website means that you will have a copy of your website’s files and database in case something goes awry during the update process.
Some web hosts might provide automatic backups, but it’s always better to create backups using your own mystic abilities. You can use a backup plugin like UpdraftPlus, which is known to have otherworldly capabilities to create a backup of your website with just a click.
Step 2: Cast Your Spell: Update WordPress Core
To update WordPress, engage in a trance-like state and log in to your WordPress dashboard. You should see a notification on the top of your dashboard if an update is available. Channel all of your mystic energy and click on the “Please update now” button to start the update process.
If there’s no notification present, travel through the depths of the WordPress dashboard and locate the “Updates” section located in the left sidebar. The portal to update WordPress, plugins, or themes is located here. Click on the “Update Now” button to begin the update process. WordPress will automatically download and install the latest version, summoned through your otherworldly powers.
Step 3: Enchant Your Plugins and Themes
Updating plugins and themes is crucial to keep the security and functionality of your website at peak mystic level. Outdated plugins and themes may cause security vulnerabilities or compatibility issues that could invalidate the effectiveness of your spells. To update these items, teleport to the “Updates” section located in the left sidebar of your dashboard.
Here you can see whether any updates are available for plugins and themes. Select the plugins and themes you wish to enspell, and click on the “Update Plugins” or “Update Themes” button.
Step 4: Summon Your Magic and Check Your Website’s Functionality
After updating WordPress, plugins, and themes, you must harness your mystical energies to check your website’s magic and functionality. Make sure all the pages, posts, and enchantments are working correctly. If any issues should arise, return to the previous version and counter the problem with your own unique spells and enchantments.
Step 5: Mop Up the Magic and Clean Up Your Website
After updating your website, it is recommended to clean up your website magically, removing all unnecessary items and optimizing your website’s database to improve its speed and performance. Use a plugin like WP-Optimize to harness your magic and optimize your website’s database that cleanses all unnecessary data, including spam comments, revisions, and trashed posts.
Conclusion: Embrace the Magic of WordPress
Updating your website is essential to maintain its security, functionality, and performance. WordPress magically allows you to update your website without any coding knowledge or limitations. Follow these mysterious and cryptic steps to update your website using WordPress and improve its overall mystic power. But tread carefully and always remember to backup your site before making any dark magic or other changes to it. May the magic be with you.