How to Update A WordPress Without Losing Customization
How to Update A WordPress Without Losing Customization

In this tutorial I'm going to show you How to update WordPress plugins without Losing customizations this is part of my WordPress skills playlist on this Channel if you want to check that out There's a link in the description down Below if you have any questions or Comments for this video leave those down Below I try to answer the best I can my Name is Bjorn all past nwp learning lab Where we help you get better WordPress So you can earn more for yourself your Customers and for your business if you Haven't done so yet click subscribe ring The bell so you don't miss new future Videos now let's get started when Updates are available you will see them In study WordPress dashboard so when You're logged in you'll see plugins over Here in my case was number five inside That red circle and that means there are Five plugins that have updates available When you click on plugins you'll see Your plugins list right here and if you Click on the updates available filter it Will show you only the plugins that have Updates available and these plugins have A lot of settings associated with them And when you update the plugin it will Preserve your settings so you don't have To worry about updating it if you are Truly concerned about it messing with Your plugin settings you can backup your Site first and then do the update I'll

Link to tutorial on the card above and The description down below to show you How to back up your site before you do An update if you want to do that but These days in nearly every case I've Seen plug-in updates don't mess with the Settings there are times when plugins Like woocommerce and even now Elementor Will make changes to the database when They're updated and then you'll see a Warning about that and they'll say back Up your site first before you update This plugin because there's going to be Changes in the database the other 99.9 Percent of plug-in updates just change The files of the plugin on your server They don't change the actual database Entries the database is where the Settings are stored they're just Updating the files that the plugin uses On the server and if you're finding this Tutorial helpful click the like button Because that helps this video show up For more people on YouTube so we can Spread the knowledge and help more People with this information so make Sure you click like if you like this Video and when you're on this update Page all you have to do is click this Box Select bulk actions and update and click Apply and in this case I have a plug Installed WP Vivid backup which is now Going to back up all the old versions of

The plugin before the update is made so We can revert back to the other ones if You want this is actually part of this Tutorial that I've linked to for backing Up your site so if you want to check out How that works watch the tutorial that I Linked to now the plugins are all backed Up it will go ahead and update each one One by one And they're all done first we enable Maintenance mode update all the plugins This elements mode and everything's Updated we see the number five and the Circle is gone and you can go and check You can look at the plugin settings Before and after and they will not have Changed if this is not true for a plugin That you've updated let me know in the Comments down below so we can see why It's happening but when that does happen Your best bet is to have a backup first So if you want to be as safe as possible Back up your site first then do plug-in Updates make sure there are no changes To the actual plugin settings and if There's minor changes just change them To what they're supposed to be if There's major changes and things are Broken then you revert back to your Backup but that is a pretty rare case These days next check out the WordPress Skills playlist right here where I can Almost guarantee you're going to learn Something new if you check that out so

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