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How To: WordPress Backups
With UpdraftPlus

  1. Log in to your WordPress administrator dashboard (wp-admin).
  2. Go to UpdraftPlus → Current Status / Backup Now in the black toolbar at the top of the page.
  3. Click the blue “Backup Now” button to begin the backup process.
  4. Click the white “Backup Now” button to confirm settings (all boxes should be checked).
  5. Wait for the backup archive to be generated (it will show up at the top of the Existing Backups list when it’s done).

How To: WordPress Updates

  1. Log in to your WordPress administrator control panel (wp-admin).
  2. Generate and download a Complete Backup before installing any updates (see “How To: WordPress Backups”).
  3. Go to Dashboard → Updates in the left sidebar near the top.
  4. If there is a WordPress update available, click the “Update Now” button and wait for it to complete the update.
  5. If there are WordPress plugin updates available, click the checkbox in the header row of the plugins list to select all plugins.
  6. Click “Update Plugins” to update all plugins and wait for all updates to be completed.
  7. Double-check your site to make sure everything still looks and functions correctly.