WordPress is constantly improving their tool. That means that the theme and plugin developers have to keep up with the WordPress changes. It’s why, when you log in, you sometimes see a red circle with a number inside the circle. The red circle means something needs updating. Like I said, it could be your theme, your plugins, or both.
Why update? You need to keep your WordPress version and plugins up to date for a couple of reasons. The developer could have made some improvements to your theme or plugin. Or they may be making changes to keep up with WordPress’s changes. Also, hackers look for outdated versions of plugins as a way to hack into your website. The vulnerability itself should be reason enough to update your site.
When you log into your site, you’ll go the the left hand navigation and look for Plugins, Add New. Tap the Add New and you’ll be taken to a page that will allow you to install new plugin. In the upper right search bar, type in Updraft Plus and tap your Enter button. When the page refreshes, you should see the UpDraft Plugin as your first choice. Just tap the install button and let the plugin install itself. Once it installs, you should take a look at your homepage to make sure it didn’t interfere with your WordPress installation.
If you notice, on the image to the right, you’ll see that the plugin will let you know if it’s compatible with your version of WordPress. Don’t install a plugin if it’s not compatible, unless you feel very comfortable with technology.
I noticed that my clients weren’t keeping their versions of WordPress, their plugins or themes updated. That’s why I decided to create this video to help you keep your site secure by making sure your site is completely up to date. Let me know if you have any questions. You can always contact me with any questions.