Digital Marketing This Week:
Episode 15 – September 20, 2014

What’s new for Digital Marketing This Week? In Episode 15, it’s all about WordPress 4.0 and showing you all the in's & out's of the latest WordPress update. Be sure to check out the entire webinar for a full, step-by-step tour. If you’re up for a quick read, review our show notes below.

This Week's Episode:

Step 1: Check

Google WordPress 4.0 (make sure that search for WordPress 4.0 in quotes). The goal is to look for potential problems that the latest update is currently experiencing.

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Step 2: Backup

Always backup before you update. We use BackupBuddy, which simplifies and automates the entire process.  (If you’re looking for a plugin to use, we recommend it.)

Step 3: Update

Update from within the dashboard or update via FTP. I personally prefer updating from the dashboard. Here’s what you can expect with the new updates—

  • New editor features
  • Updated media library
  • Expanded customization options
  • Better plugin navigation and views

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Step 4: Verify

Make sure everything works. Test all your pages to make sure that every page does what it’s supposed to.

WordPress 4.0 is a big change—so if you need a more in-depth walk through of the process and a tour of all the new features that you can enjoy with the update watch the full webinar.

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About The Author


Chris Mercer, who typically goes by "Mercer", has a sales and marketing background that stretches over 20 years. He began his online marketing career in 2009 and has become a sought after analytics & conversions expert, helping other top-marketers to improve their own offers and sales funnels. Now decades of real-world experience are brought to you post-by-post as he delivers Seriously Simple Marketing tips that you can use to build your own business!