PHP is an important part of your WordPress website. Today I’ll cover what exactly PHP is, how to check what version of PHP you’re running and how to update PHP (if needed).
If you have a WordPress site, you need a plan for updates (both content updates and software updates, but the latter is the topic of today’s post). Keeping your WordPress site updated is really important from a security perspective — older versions of plugins, themes and WordPress can be vulnerable to attacks. You’ll also find that if you skip too many updates, it will be more difficult to catch up without breaking something. It’s not all dim and grim though — new versions often mean new features — especially those that you might want to take advantage of.
You spent a lot of time and money on your new website (it looks great btw). Now let’s talk about keeping that baby secure — because nothing is more difficult to deal with than a hacked site.
It’s really important to take backups of your WordPress site. Today I’ll walk you through how to do this with UpdraftPlus.
If you maintain your own website, you should know about GZip compression. GZip compression is an easy way to speed up your website in under five minutes.