Are all upgrades necessary?

I would like to know how important is to keep wordpress and plugins always updated to the last version?
I make this questions because, depending on the component, sometimes could be risky to update a plugin or wordpress itself, something could work wrong and the whole site could be down (sometimes requiring full backup recoverings).
Thank you,

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings Luciano,

    I have to agree with you 110% and one should make a full backup before performing this kind of operation.

    Even WordPress itself prompts one to make a full backup before upgrading itself.

    But the most important piece to the puzzle is the database. The files can be replaced easy enough, but it is the database that contains the big data.

    Therefore to help you manage backups of the database you would want to use something like the Snapshot plugin for this job.

    Thank you for being a WPMU Dev Community Member!

    Cheers, Joe

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