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WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly
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WordPress maintenance - Keeping it all running smoothly

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How to keep your WordPress website running smoothly with regular maintenance. How to fix a site broken by a plugin update.

How to keep your WordPress website running smoothly with regular maintenance. How to fix a site broken by a plugin update.

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  • 1. Keeping  It  All  Running  Smoothly   Kelli  Wise  
  • 2. Who  Am  I?   •  Kelli  Wise   •  Website  designer   •  Support  Moderator  @  Headway  Themes   •  Blogger  
  • 3. Why  Bother  With  Maintenance   •  Security   •  Safety   •  Performance  
  • 4. CriDcal  Maintenance  Tasks   •  Backups   •  Clean  Ups   •  Updates  
  • 5. First  Things  First   Back  It  Up  
  • 6. 2  Types  of  Backups   Database  Backup   •  Posts   •  Pages   •  SeIngs   •  Users   •  Categories   •  Tags   Full  Backup   •  Database  Backup   •  Themes   •  Plugins   •  Photos  &  Media   Plus   Store  your  backups  offsite  
  • 7. Backup  Plugins   •  Backup  Buddy  $$   •  WP-­‐DB-­‐Backup   •  BackWPup   •  BackupWordPress   Schedule  for  Near  Idiot  Proof   Automated  Backups  
  • 8. Second  Thing   Tidy  It  Up  
  • 9. Delete  Things  You  Don’t  Need   •  Delete  all  unused  plugins   •  Delete  all  unused  themes  except:   – keep  the  default  WordPress  theme  
  • 10. Third  Thing   Update  It  
  • 11. Updates   ① Plugins   Ø 1  at  a  Dme   ② Themes   ③ WordPress     This  is  my  preferred  order  
  • 12. Other  Maintenance   •  OpDmizing  the  database   •  Malware  scans  
  • 13. How  OYen?   It  Depends  
  • 14. Frequency  RecommendaDon   •  Minimum     – Monthly   – Best  for  StaDc  sites   •  Be[er   – Weekly   – Best  for  acDve  blogs  with  regular  updates  
  • 15. Frequency  RecommendaDon   •  Best     – Daily   – Best  for  very  acDve  blogs  with  daily  updates   •  Over  the  Top   – Hourly   – Best  for  news  aggregators  and  sites  like   ICanHazCheeseburger  
  • 16. TroubleshooDng   I  updated  a  plugin   and  broke  my  site  
  • 17. Step  1   Don’t  Panic  
  • 18. Step  2  –  Flow  Chart   Can$you$ access$ WordPress$ Dashboard ?$ Deac3vate$ALL$ plugins$ Does$the$ site$ work?$ Yes$ Ac3vate$1$ plugin$ Do$the$ site$&$ plugin$ work?$ Yes$ Ac3vate$ another$ plugin$ No$$ No$$ Ac3vate$ Default$ Theme$ Delete$ Plugin$ Ac3vate$ another$ plugin$ Does$ the$site$ work?$ Yes$No$$ FTP$into$site,$ rename$plugin$ folder$ Does$the$ site$ work?$ Yes$ No$$ Move$1$ plugin$into$ Plugin$folder$ Do$the$ site$&$ plugin$ work?$ Yes$ Ac3vate$ another$ plugin$ No$$ Delete$ Plugin$ Ac3vate$ another$ plugin$ Contact$ Theme$ Developer$ Reinstall$ WordPress$ No$$ Yes$
  • 19. If  you  have  access  to  the  Dashboard   DeacDvate  ALL   plugins   Does  the   site   work?   AcDvate  1   plugin   Do  the   site  &   plugin   work?   Yes   AcDvate  another   plugin   No     AcDvate   Default   Theme   Delete  Plugin   AcDvate   another  plugin   Does   the  site   work?   Yes  No     Contact   Theme   Developer   Reinstall   WordPress   No     Yes  
  • 20. If  you  DON’T  have  access  to  the   Dashboard   FTP  into  site,   rename  plugin   folder   Does   the  site   work?   Yes  No     Move  1  plugin  into   Plugin  folder   Do  the   site  &   plugin   work?   Yes  No     Delete  Plugin  Folder   Do  you   know   broken   plugin?   Yes  No     FTP  into  site,   delete  plugin   Folder  
  • 21. If  you  DON’T  have  access  to  the   Dashboard   FTP  into  site,   rename  plugin   folder   Does   the  site   work?   Yes  No     Move  1  plugin  into   Plugin  folder   Do  the   site  &   plugin   work?   Yes   AcDvate  another   plugin   No     Delete  Plugin   AcDvate  another   plugin  
  • 22. Where  to  find  Plugins  Directory  
  • 23. Regular  Maintenance  Tasks   •  Backup   – Store  backups  offsite   •  Clean  Up   – Delete  unused  plugins  &  themes   •  Update   – Plugins   – Themes   – WordPress  
  • 24. Where  to  get  this  info?   PintSizedSites.com   QuesDons?   Comments?  

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