Episode 4 | My Top 3 Tips for Effective Website Maintenance

Episode 4 | My Top 3 Tips for Effective Website Maintenance

In today’s episode, I am tackling a topic that tends to stress many people out, and that is website maintenance. I want to take that fear and stress away and show you that creating an effective website maintenance practice is easier than you think! Because with a good practice, what you are really doing are the steps to hopefully prevent a problem in the future. And when you look at it like that, it really isn’t that scary!

So sit back and dive into my top 3 tips for effective website maintenance!

In This Episode:

  • [0:50] How your website is like your car
  • [1:45] How platforms like Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly differ from WordPress in terms of website maintenance
  • [3:33] Always backup your website before you make any updates and then on a regular basis
  • [4:00] How often you should be backing up your WordPress website
  • [5:40] How many backups you should be keeping
  • [5:57] What you need to do before you update any plugin or theme
  • [6:21] How WordPress, themes and plugins relate to each other
  • [8:10] My favorite backup plugins
  • [10:13] Update your plugins, themes, and WordPress at least once a month.
  • [11:12] What updates really include
  • [12:01] The best order to make updates
  • [14:10] What you should do after each update
  • [15:03] Keep your site secure with a security plugin
  • [15:35] My favorite security plugin
  • [17:02] How I keep up with my website maintenance

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