Digital Marketing Tech Talk

5. The Proven Maintenance Process for Updating your WordPress

May 12, 2022 Josh
Digital Marketing Tech Talk
5. The Proven Maintenance Process for Updating your WordPress
Show Notes

Welcome to another episode of Digital Marketing Tech Talk, where host Phil Reinhardt teaches us his personal process for today’s topic: updates and maintenance within WordPress. 

Phil will explain the hierarchy of WordPress updates, illustrating which should go first and why it’s never a good idea to update them more than one at a time–manually. Save yourself some major grief behind the white screen of death and keep your website functioning optimally!

3 Key Takeaways

  • The white screen of death is avoidable! Prepare against a site-wide crash by updating in a tier-based hierarchy. 
  • If you don’t update each plugin individually, you won’t know which one created the white screen of death. Go in manually for each one.
  • It may work for a while, but using a multi-website updating program will have problems in the long term because you won’t be notified about complications.