Just because it’s easy to update WordPress plugins doesn’t mean things can’t go wrong during the process. To protect your site and ensure that everything goes smoothly, we follow the best practices for updating WordPress Plugins.
- Back up your site before you begin. A new update may be coded poorly, or cause conflicts with WordPress’ core, plugins, and themes. The risk of an update error is fairly low, but you’ll still want to have a backup in place so you can revert to the old version if necessary.
- Update one plugin at a time. If you have a lot of plugins, it can be tempting to update them all at once. However, it’s best to update them individually to understand the cause if something does go wrong.
- Test updates on a staging site first. If you don’t already have a local testing or staging site, now is a good time to set one up. This way, you can make sure the updates will work properly before you install them on your live site.