Updating a wordpress site
If you would like more information, see the Word Press Codex or contact your web host with questions about automatic Word Press updates. but there are lots of monsters under the bed just waiting to attack it in the future.
See Manual & Automatic Updates below for more information.If you have set restrictive file permissions on your site you may have to upgrade your Word Press core, theme and plugin files manually. Below we include a detailed guide on how to do this.Note, if you are running a customized theme you will lose any customizations if you simply overwrite your theme with a new one.Before you begin the update process, take the following precautions to ensure you don’t run into any complications:1.Backup your website Backups ensure that you have an immediate action plan should something go wrong when you update.Be sure to reactivate any plugins you deactivated before the updated process.
For detailed information on manual updates, see the extended update instructions in the Word Press Codex.
We strongly advise you to try to enable upgrades via the Word Press web interface if at all possible.
This may mean you have to set less restrictive file ownership and permissions on your Word Press installation.
In this case you will need to work with a developer to integrate your customizations into your new Word Press theme instead of just overwriting the old theme.
If you have not customized your theme’s code and have merely customized it using the web admin interface that Word Press provides (without changing any of it’s files), then you can follow the procedure below: As you can see this is a labor intensive process.
Just like with Genesis, there are regular updates to the Word Press platform itself to fix bugs and ensure speed, security, and compatibility.