New Year’s Resolutions For Your Website: 1) Get the newest CMS

The first resolution from my PDF guide, New Year’s Resolutions for Your Website, is Get the newest CMS. In this video, I explain why you need to keep your content management system up to date. Specifically, I cover Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla. All three are open source and run on the LAMP stack.

Even if you use a different CMS, the reasons to get the newest version are the same. The newest version…

  1. offers the latest and greatest features
  2. is the most secure
  3. is ready for future updates

In the video, I demonstrate how to update WordPress with a single click. Keep in mind, you should always backup your website before you update it. In the video I referenced another screencast, How to backup your web site using cPanel File Manager. It’s a little dated, but the basics are still relevant.

Without further ado, here is the video:

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Please note:

  • This screencast was recorded on the fly at Please pardon any fumbles, mumbles, and grumbles.
  • At 2:15 – “…initiative to ‘push’ Drupal 8” should be “initiative to ‘develop’ Drupal 8.” If you want to use Drupal, then use version 7.
  • At 3:45 – Sorry for the siren! My office window is next to a six-lane road.
  • If you haven’t downloaded my free PDF guide, New Year’s Resolutions for Your Website, then please do it now!
  • Stay tuned for more videos in this series.
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