How to upgrade to WordPress 5.0 without breaking your site
WordPress 5.0 has arrived, some dread it while others welcome it. This article teaches you how to update your WordPress website to the latest version without breaking it.
For many fully managed WordPress host, your WordPress website is usually automatically updated to the latest version within weeks of release. However, as this is a super major update, you might want to check with your host to see how they are planning to update your site for you.
For example, for most major WordPress updates, Flywheel will usually start updating your site automatically to the latest WordPress version within 2 weeks of a release. Due to the scale of this update, Flywheel has pushed back the automatic update to late January. The same also applies if your website is hosted on Flywheel through us.
There is a very big change to the WordPress editor in this version and we want to ensure that you and your website are prepared for the upgrade.
The question now is, are you handling your website maintenance yourself or is an agency doing that for you? Note that there’s a difference between hosting and website maintenance. If you are paying for hosting or hosting maintenance, it doesn’t mean that website maintenance is covered.
For example, we offer Flywheel hosting through us but we also offer hosting and website maintenance in the form of WordPress Care Packages. Hosting is just the house that your website lives in and you can either care for the house and website yourself or hire someone else to do it.
Question: Are you handling your WordPress maintenance yourself or is an agency doing that for you?
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