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How to Properly Upgrade Your WordPress Blog — Don’t Just Press “Upgrade Now”

December 18th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

In the video below I demonstrate how to take a full backup of your WordPress blog before upgrading so that you will have everything you need just in case the upgrade breaks your site and you need to get back to where you were. One of the biggest mistakes people make when upgrading their site is to just trust that everything will go well and fail to make a good backup. Don’t be a victim…you may make a hundred backups you never need, but one day you will need one.

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  1. February 9th, 2012 at 16:35 | #1

    what is usually happens during the upgrade of the wordpress? I am really curios. usually whenever wordpress updates its version and plug ins I just click and click and I encountered not a single problem.

  2. February 9th, 2012 at 17:03 | #2

    Usually it goes well and upgrades without issue…usually. Usually doesn’t mean always. You may upgrade for the rest of your life and never have a problem, but if you do run into a problem one day, the time it takes to make that back-up may be very well worth it. If you want to know what kinds of things can go wrong, then the next time an upgrade comes out, start monitoring the forums over at wordpress.org for a few days after the upgrade release. Or, just go back and take a look at them for a few days after the last update was released…that should give you all the motivation you need to take the time to do these backups.

  3. February 10th, 2012 at 00:32 | #3

    yeah you are quite right, thanks man. This is a good insight for me.

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