When it comes to updating WordPress the process should be simple but just sometimes it is not. You need to understand how important plugins are in order to make the updates. Here is what you need to know about WordPress plugins.
First of all you need to update WordPress in order to be able to do any changes. The process is pretty simple but sometimes things are not clear and the actual thing can get complicated and also risky. There are a lot of people who think that in order to update WordPress you need to install the latest version of WordPress. This is not really true: There is a more simple way.
The easy way
The best way to update WordPress is to do it with the “update” button. By using the actual core plugin which makes a lot of modifications and updates to the WordPress core. This will ensure that you always have the latest WordPress version, which means it will be safe and secure. You just need to download the latest version from the official WordPress website and install it on your computer.
Next you need to find a reliable website that can provide the updates for WordPress and you can find that you can do this with the help of the WordPress Theme directories. They will have the latest themes that you can use as a base for the theme. It is really a hassle to go back and forth from the website of the developer to download the latest themes and when it is convenient you will not want to waste time downloading them. You will be able to download them with the help of the WordPress Theme directories.
A lot of people like to use the plugins for their personal websites and this is okay but you should remember that when it comes to plugin development you need to be careful and also should not rely on one developer. The developers make changes to the plugin often and you might find that they change the code or add more features into the plugins and the update might be incompatible. You will need to be safe and use the latest version for the plugins to work properly.
The next thing that you need to know about WordPress is that there are two themes and there are two versions of the themes: the free and the paid themes. The reason why you should choose the paid themes is because these are updated often and these themes are secure. In the free themes there is no security and the updates are slow. You will be safe from any virus attacks as there are no viruses in the free themes.
In order to update WordPress the best thing to do is to go to the official site and download the new releases. Then install them and restart your website. After that you will have the latest WordPress version. You should be able to check out the comments and the plugin updates in order to update WordPress.
You will be able to download new themes from the official site. There are themes for the free themes as well as the paid themes. Both versions of the themes have a lot of similarities and the updates will not be as frequent as the theme of the paid theme.