Have you heard about the latest WordPress 5.0 version? Maybe you’ve updated to this version but some of its features remained ambiguous to you, right? Or perhaps you’ve been scared of updating due to panic or whatever, right?
You’ll successfully update to the latest version once you can spend some little time reading down the page.
In today’s publication, I’ll simply break it down such a way that a newbie will be able to follow the instructions and update to version 5.0 safely and securely.
I’ve prepared this guide for bloggers of all levels to run all backups easily and to update with a click of the computer mouse. Follow the guide by reading down the page. No guide can be easier. Even an 8-year old child will do this in minutes. If a child can do it, then you can do it.
Though it may not be necessary anymore that you still have to install the new Gutenberg-ready WordPress theme, the latest WordPress version is integrated enough to cover all of that. But if you still want to use the Gutenberg-ready theme, you can simply install that on your site through the WordPress theme directory.
If you’ve installed it already, feel free to either continue using it or simply uninstall it.
We now have new changes to the WordPress editor. Though the old classic editor has not yet been discontinued from the new version 5.0, the new block-based editor is the maiden step toward an inspiring great future with a lovely editing experience across your site.
With the new block based editor, there are more integrated features. If you’re having troubles using it, then you may continue using the old classic editor which you’ve been already used it. This will still be allowed through 2021.
Leverage the UpdraftPlus Plugin and do the Necessary Backups for all Your Site Files and Database
Before you update your site to the latest version 5.0 at all, make sure you do a strong backup for the files and database in case any technical issue may spring up.
And a good way to do this is to install the Updraftplus Plugin which is available through the WordPress plugin directory. You will surely have a wonderful experience using this plugin to run all backups for your site.
To begin running the backups for your site, go to the WordPress plugin directory and install the Updraftplus Plugin right away. Upon successful installation, click the activate button.
Open the UpdraftPlus plugin and select the “Press here to start” link as shown below.
Which of the Schedules Would You Like to Choose to Run Your Site Backups On?
On which schedule would you like to run your backups? click the Next box below to continue.
Congratulations, You’ve Just Completed Your Site Backup Process
Once you’re done running the backups for all of the files and database on your site, you’ll receive a congratulatory message in a window as indicated in the image below.
Control All Your Site Backups in a Place
If you have multiple WordPress sites and want to save some hours running backups, you can control all your backups in a place by leveraging the UpdraftPlus plugin.
To do accomplish this, choose the Next box as indicated in the image below.
You’ve successfully done the backups for all your site files and database. Choose the Finish box as indicated below. So, you can now update to the latest version 5.0 safely and securely.
The UpdraftPlus Plugin operates on both the free and pro versions. You may continue with the free version for a while. When it’s time to upgrade to the premium version, you’ll know.
Keep the Editor Classic
The new WordPress version permits you to continue using the old classic editor from now through 2021. Once you’re perfectly okay with the new block-based editor, you may switch to it straight away.
The familiar Classic Editor Plugin restores the old editor and the Edit Post display feature. It will also let you have access to all the features in the old editor such as the old-style Meta boxes and others.
Would you want to keep the editor classic? Then, choose the “Install the Classic Editor” box as indicated in the image below.
Install the Classic Editor Plugin
To continue using the Classic Editor Plugin, choose the “Install” box as indicated in the image below.
Activate the Classic Editor Plugin on Your Site
Once you’re done installing the Classic Editor Plugin, click the “Activate” box to start using it on your website straight away.
I observed that some people are yet to update to the latest version 5.0 as at the time of writing this post due to panic. If you’re one of those people, don’t hesitate to take action by updating right away.
Do you have any question on how you can install the UpdraftPlus plugin on your site or perhaps want to learn more about how you can update to the latest version 5.0 safely and securely? Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below this post and I would be more than happy to respond in earnest.
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