Important Information About WordPress 5.0 Update
If you don't travel in WordPress developer spaces then you likely haven't heard about all of the uproar over the newest WordPress update. With this newest version there is concern about it's compatibility with legacy plugins and themes. My installation setup is tested and most of my developers have been testing beta versions of WP 5.0 in anticipation of this. I am currently (as I type this) implementing the update on my own site first.
What you do need to be aware of is that if you intend on updating to 5.0 yourself you need to take special care. Follow these steps and you should be safe.
- Backup ALL of your website using UpDraft Plus
- Download this backup and save it to your local computer
- Update all of your plugins and themes one at a time
- Test your website on the front end
- Update WordPress
- Test your website again
If anything goes wrong you can go back to the UpDraft dashboard and restore your last backup. Then call me. This is covered under your maintenance plan and I will be implementing these updates this month as 5.0 has just rolled out. If you don't already have a maintenance plan I will charge you a flat $120 fee to do this update. It is critical.