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Before updating

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Iain Poulson Last updated on March 6, 2021

Before updating plugins a production server you should make a backup of your entire site.  There are a wide variety of options here. You could simply grab a backup of your database and FTP your files to a backup location.  A better option is to use a backup plugin or service. These make it much easier and faster to make a backup, which makes it much more likely that you’ll actually do it.

Free Options has many many backup plugins available.  They have a variety of options and tools, feel free to experiment and find one that fits you.

Paid Options

BackupBuddy is a plugin with an optional storage service that has a great many options and comes with paid support.

VaultPress is both a plugin and a storage service and is owned by Automattic.

Regardless of method, please be sure to always make a backup of your entire site before updating any plugins.

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