You or someone previous to you made the wise decision to create a WordPress website. Now you log in for the first time in a while and you see that there are a ton of plugins that needs updated. How do you update the WordPress website plugins and what precautions should you take before taking the first step?
What Are WordPress Plugins?
First things first, plugins add functionality that typically provides features that your WordPress website wouldn’t have if they weren’t active. Think of them as apps on your phone. For example, without your phone’s banking app, you wouldn’t easily be able to see how much money is in your account. From time to time your banking app needs updated, either due to new functionality, security updates or due to a change in the phones operating system. Plugins have the same reasons for changing on an ongoing basis and generally fall into those three buckets.