Should I upgrade Worpdress to the latest version?

Harry P

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I am using an old Wordpress version, it's version 4.9, I am still using it because it is compatible with some important plugins on my website, I am afreadi that if I upgrade Woredpress then some Plugins can not be compatible with new Wordpress and can make website not work. Any suggestions please? many thanks!
 

LaoJuntasa

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There is nothing wrong if you want to use the old version of WordPress. However, if you want to make the most out of it, you should definitely take the time to upgrade to its latest version. Do forget to install the rollback plugin as well. Since you guys are all WordPress users, do you guys have any blog sites you can share with us? Or might as well share your own blogsite. I just want to read different blogs to spark my creativity. Also, do you guys have any advice when it comes to posting blogs? Thanks a lot!
 

hostguy

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It is good if you are thinking about up-gradation of plugin as it is must for security reason.
You can upgrade wordpress with any plugin or you can manually upgrade it.

I also have wordpress website and used these steps to Upgrade Wordpress manually.
Make sure first you have to take backup of your complete account before doing anything.

I hope this will help you.
 

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To make your server more secure, you have to keep all services and website scripts, WordPress themes, and plugins up to date by upgrading whenever a new version comes out. Also, make a backup of the files and database before you update your WordPress.
 

Asgard87

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Yup. Just take a backup of the files and you should be good. I did the same. Also let your hosting provider know just in case. I told mine (Bluehost India) and they were kind enough to tell me what the update is about and what I need to do. They were the ones who told me to take a backup just in case. Also, if your plugins have a new version, upgrade them too and try working with them if the new version of WP gets updated.
 

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WordPress is a free and open-source platform. Its main developers are always working on newer versions to add new features and address bugs. Updates also include security and performance enhancements. Keeping your WordPress up to date stops hackers from injecting dangerous code via plugins.
 

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The main reason to stay up to date with the latest (or close to latest) releases of any open source software, including WordPress, is that new releases may have security and performance improvements, even if you don't need any new shiny features.

In the case of WP, it's ok to be using 4.9 as long as you continue to update to the latest releases in the 4.9 branch, which right now is 4.9.18.

I'm curious what plugins you are using that are not compatible with newer WP versions, because they presumably haven't been updated for a long time and are probably a much bigger security risk than an older WP version.

The main thing to remember is, as with any update to anything, make a backup first so that if it all does go horribly wrong then you can easily and quickly restore everything to the previous working state.
 

peichen

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I have tried update my WordPress to the latest version but unfortunately some of my plugins are not functioning anymore. So it's up to you to decide which version to use. But remember to backup your WordPress so you can easily downgrade back to the older version.
 

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Again, I'd be most worries about what the not updated plugins are and think about finding alternatives for those.
 
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