Much like the last tip you’ll also need to make sure that you update the plugins on your WordPress site.
Again, when you’re logged in, you’ll see a little red circle in the top left corner if any plugins need to be updated.
Click on the Update screen and then scroll down a little.
There, you’ll see a list of the plugins that need updating.
Before you update anything, you know what I’m going to say hopefully, backup the website!
You can then update safely. And if something does go wrong, you can restore the site back to how it was beforehand.
So one by one, update each plugin. Just be mindful of what each plugin is actually there to do on your website.
For example if you’re updating the plugin that controls the forms on your website, then test the forms still work after you’ve done the update.
Testing things still work after you perform an update on WordPress is absolutely crucial.
For a little bonus tip, consider keeping a record somewhere every time that you do an update.
It’ll really help if a problem does arise in the future.