WordPress Tutorial: How to Upgrade WordPress Core Version [VIDEO]

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Keeping your WordPress website updated is critical to the safety and security of your site. Out of date software is the leading cause of malware infections and broken websites.  Happily, updating your website is easy to do with this WordPress tutorial video, upgrading the core is simple and efficient. There is no reason to avoid upgrading your WordPress core, just follow these simple steps and ensure you have a good backup copy of both your database and files.

This WordPress Tutorial Video will show you how to:

  • Backup the database and files for website before you upgrade your site
  • Install your WordPress core upgrade
  • Upgrade your Genesis Framework
  • Upgrade any out-of-date plugins
  • Remove unnecessary software that will automatically install with your upgrades
  • Complete the upgrade process and ensure it all worked properly
  • Finalize your upgrade process and make sure you have a viable backup of your upgraded site

When you’re done following the steps in this WordPress tutorial video, you’ll have an up-to-date website, sporting the latest and greatest software from WordPress. Upgrading your site will help to ensure that you’re at minimal risk for malware and that you have good backup versions of your website.


Tisha Oehmen

Tisha Oehmen is a professional brand strategist and a leader in the branding field. She was recently named a member of the Global Guru’s Top 30 Brand Gurus. She is also the co-founder of Oregon-based Paradux Media Group and the best-selling author of the book, Finding Brand: The Brand Book Tutorial.

Possessing expertise in both front- and back-office operations, Tisha conceptualizes, develops, and implements initiatives to foster brand effectiveness like no other. With over 15 years of experience in branding and marketing, Tisha has successfully led large financial institutions and health care companies down the path of renaming their business.

Where Tisha really shines is in the work that isn’t done. Sometimes a name change for a business isn’t in their best interest and after meeting with Tisha, they are able to find the true value and equity that has always been in their brand. Tisha has a special knack of being able to communicate the value so that the CEO/Business owner can see its luster and then with a little polishing, make it shine company wide.

Tisha is best known for developing long lasting branding campaigns that speak to the heart of the business, the brand, and the community. True brand, no matter how big or small, has longevity. Creating branding campaigns that have longevity, that have a laser-like focus, is where Tisha thrives.

Tisha received her M.B.A. from the University of Oregon, from where she also earned a B.A. in Political Science. She enjoyed a distinguished academic career punctuated by enthusiastic and successful participation in competitive speaking events, and holds numerous awards for her skill in public speaking. Tisha is widely recognized for her ability to capture an audience’s attention with her straightforward and engaging speaking style.

When not working, she enjoys golfing, baking, reading, and hiking with her partner, Mike, and their two dogs, Chloe and Jackson. She’s also an active member of Rotary International, the Chamber of Commerce, and is a very proud supporter of the Oregon Ducks. Tisha lives in Eagle Point, Oregon.

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  1. Erwin says

    I often run into serious problems in updating my WordPress. I prefer the automatic update option, but it often fails. As a result, my blog disappeared and only displays an error message. Therefore, I need this kind of tutorial. Thank you.

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