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WordPress Updates
WhyYou Can’t Live Without Them
Warren Denley . @WarrenDenley . diywebsitecoach.com
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
What Updates?
• WordPress core
• Plugins
• Themes
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
How Will I Know?
• Highlighted in your dashboard
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
What Drives Updates?
• Security
• Constant battle
be...
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
What Drives Updates?
• Functionality
• New features
...
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
What Drives Updates?
• Design Refresh
• Things date ...
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
Why Should I Care?
• SECURITY!
Photo credit: http://...
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
Why Should I Care?
• SECURITY!
• Why would someone h...
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
What Should I Do?
• BACK UP!
Photo credit: http://ww...
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
What Should I Do?
• BACK UP! - My horror story
Photo...
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
What Should I Do?
• BACK UP!
• Visit Updates page
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
What Should I Do?
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
What Should I Do?
• BACK UP!
• Visit Updates page
• ...
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
Special Considerations
• Core updates
• Just do it!
...
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
Special Considerations
• Theme updates
• Need to che...
WordPress 3.6
What’s New
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
New Default Theme
• Focus on blogging
• Single colum...
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
New Default Theme
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
Admin Enhancements
• Enhancements to revisions
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
Admin Enhancements
• Enhancements to autosave and po...
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
Admin Enhancements
• In-line login following expired...
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
Admin Enhancements
• Changes in Navigation Menus scr...
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
Admin Enhancements
• Preview audio and video in Medi...
http://diywebsitecoach.com
WordPress Melbourne User Group
August 2013
Developer Enhancements
• External libraries updated
...
Questions
For more information and WordPress training join us at:
Warren Denley . @WarrenDenley . diywebsitecoach.com
http://diywebs...
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WordPress updates - Why You Can't Live Without Them

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Warren Denley (http://diywebsitecoach.com) explains what WordPress updates are all about and why you should care about them. This presentation also looks at how to manage updates.

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  1. 1. WordPress Updates WhyYou Can’t Live Without Them Warren Denley . @WarrenDenley . diywebsitecoach.com
  2. 2. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 What Updates? • WordPress core • Plugins • Themes
  3. 3. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 How Will I Know? • Highlighted in your dashboard
  4. 4. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 What Drives Updates? • Security • Constant battle between hackers and core developers • Side effect of being open source and popular Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/noiseh8r/155188377/
  5. 5. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 What Drives Updates? • Functionality • New features • Better ways of doing things Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajc1/4663140532/
  6. 6. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 What Drives Updates? • Design Refresh • Things date quickly on the web Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/1287091701/
  7. 7. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 Why Should I Care? • SECURITY! Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/grimages/861321715/
  8. 8. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 Why Should I Care? • SECURITY! • Why would someone hack MY site? • Botnets • Pharma spam • Your audience • Malware delivery • Just plain mischief
  9. 9. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 What Should I Do? • BACK UP! Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanghaidaddy/1547549511/
  10. 10. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 What Should I Do? • BACK UP! - My horror story Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/estherase/501006985/
  11. 11. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 What Should I Do? • BACK UP! • Visit Updates page
  12. 12. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 What Should I Do?
  13. 13. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 What Should I Do? • BACK UP! • Visit Updates page • Process in suggested order • Core • Plugins • Themes
  14. 14. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 Special Considerations • Core updates • Just do it! • Plugin updates • May want to check plugin site for compatibility first • Generally no reason not to
  15. 15. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 Special Considerations • Theme updates • Need to check how your theme was customised • Potential to lose styling and/or functionality • Updates to underlying framework generally OK
  16. 16. WordPress 3.6 What’s New
  17. 17. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 New Default Theme • Focus on blogging • Single column with widgetised footer • Supports post formats and semantic markup • Support for font based icons (genericons)
  18. 18. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 New Default Theme
  19. 19. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 Admin Enhancements • Enhancements to revisions
  20. 20. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 Admin Enhancements • Enhancements to autosave and post locking Image credit: http://clickwp.com/blog/wordpress-36-features
  21. 21. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 Admin Enhancements • In-line login following expired sessions
  22. 22. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 Admin Enhancements • Changes in Navigation Menus screen
  23. 23. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 Admin Enhancements • Preview audio and video in Media Edit screen • Ability to embed directly from more sources • Simply paste audio/video URL directly into visual editor • Most major source now supported (YouTube, Vimeo, Spotify, Rdio, etc)
  24. 24. http://diywebsitecoach.com WordPress Melbourne User Group August 2013 Developer Enhancements • External libraries updated • More control over revisions • New filters for shortcodes • and a bunch of other stuff you probably don’t care about as users...
  25. 25. Questions
  26. 26. For more information and WordPress training join us at: Warren Denley . @WarrenDenley . diywebsitecoach.com http://diywebsitecoach.com https://facebook.com/diywebsitecoach
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