Major Update to WordPress - What You Need to Do First
WordPress 5.3 has just been released and it includes some major changes. You can read all about it at
But First Back up Your Website!
I don't mean a quick and dirty backup using Tools > Export, I mean a complete backup which includes your themes, plugins, and media library. It's only going to take a few minutes using either WP Clone or Updraft Plus plugin.
Full Backup With a Plugin
Yes, I know WA does backups for you but you may not realize that something has gone awry until after they've done a few backups and they don't keep the old backups. So any problems that have occured may be part and parcel of the only backup they have available.
As a business owner you owe it to yourself to take good care of your assets.
New WordPress Theme for Twenty Twenty
WordPress traditionally releases a new theme every November which bears the name of the coming year. This year the new theme is (wait for it...) Twenty Twenty.
"Twenty Twenty is designed with flexibility at its core. Show off your services or products with a combination of columns, groups, and media blocks. Set your content to wide or full alignment for dynamic and engaging layouts. Or let your thoughts be the star with a centered content column!"
Create a Test Website
If you'd like to try out the new Twenty Twenty theme and/or the WordPress update then create a test website (if you don't have one already) so you don't mess up your real site.
WordPress is constantly evolving which makes it challenging and also a lot of fun.