WordPress 5.4 is Here
WordPress has updated to Version 5.4 with lots of new features for your blogging pleasure.
Every time there's a big update there are problems. Your favourite plugins may not work with the new update. Your theme may break. According to Murphy: if anything can go wrong it will. So make sure you create your own backup and download it to your computer "just in case".
Yes, I know that Site Support does frequent backups, but that may not be enough. As a responsible business owner you are responsible for your business assets. And your website is arguably your most important business asset.
In this training video I recommend WP Clone for small(ish) websites. But if your site is too big for WP Clone then use Updraft Plus or one of the other excellent backup plugins. As always, choose a plugin with lots of positive feedback and recent updates.
New blocks and improvements to some of the existing blocks.
If you're not using the block editor yet then perhaps it's time to ditch the Classic Editor plugin and catch up with the times.
When you log into your website you'll notice the Update Icon at the top which lets you know that there are updates available.
Between now and WordPress 5.4.1 (yes there will soon be another update to fix any bugs and security issues) you'll see lots of updates to themes and plugins as the developers bring their goodies up to date. Don't ignore the updates and do make sure you perform your own backups before you update, each and every time.
What do you think of the new updates? Please share your comments below.