When a real estate decides to publish its real estate blog, the best option to choose is the content manager WordPress.
In the same time, by using a CMS, the real estate gets a series of responsibilities, especially assigned to the real estate blog administrator.
Among those responsibilities we find the one of updating the content manager.
As important as updating the template and the plugins of a real estate blog is maintaining its content manager updated also.
Moreover, it is essential to make major and critique updates that WordPress publishes, mainly because the small updates are automatic anyway.
CMS: Content Manager System
Making updates on WordPress should not be an option. It is something that must be done no matter what. If the updates are not done, the real estate blog might get exposed to huge security breaches.
We here remember you that the real estate blog template, the plugins used and WordPress itself are computer programs and they must be updated such as the operating systems.
They are no strange apps to us and they can be used on a computer, laptop or mobile device (smartphones, tablets, etc.).
The subject of real estate blog updates is similar on any device.
The huge difference is that a real estate blog belongs to a company which in this case is the real estate and there is much more than just a virus on our computer.
On the other hand and related to the use of WordPress as a content manager for a real estate blog, we must take into consideration that CMS is the most used in the world.
Moreover, it is also an open code and that means that anyone can access it and locate the security breaches.
The updates of CMS of a real estate blog are not only an esthetic need, they are obligatory due to the security subject, but they also improve functional aspects of the content manager.
On the other hand, WordPress counts with a support of experts on this matter, which guarantees the functionality of the content manager of the real estate blog.
Let´s have a look at the following graphic and focus on the percentages of using different content managers all over the world.
In this way, we will discover and understand the importance of WordPress. We will also get the reason why 98,3% of the professionals that use a real estate blog choose to create it with WordPress.
Steps to update the real estate blog on WordPress.
It is not simple to update a real estate blog with WordPress, nor is something that needs an advanced knowledge of computers.
It is not only about generating security copies, deactivate the plugins or update the archives; we need also to be cautious and follow certain steps in order to stay out of troubles and errors.
In my opinion and based on my knowledge, once we updated the CMS for real estate blog, we need to optimize the data base tables and revise every factor involved in order to stay out of technical problems.
The optimization of the tables allow us to count with a more stable and efficient system.
Updates of the real estate blog and its hosting.
At the moment of updating WordPress, the hosting of the real estate blog is a very important factor mainly because no all hosting services are optimized for that CMS.
If the real estate blog is hosted in a specifically structured hosting for WordPress, the update could become easier and there are less risks of losing data.
All hosting services for a real estate blog offer different characteristics, but some services are reduced in resources and offer little RAM memory (Random Access Memory).
The consequence of this is the notice that comes up “Internal Server Error”. This means there are many resource problems which can be solved via FTP (File Transfer Protocol).
Update the real estate blog from Control Panel or via FTP.
The most simple and comfortable way to update the real estate blog is by one click. This can be done directly from the control panel of WordPress. Although this is the most simple used method when updating the CMS, this is not the most recommended.
This method is a system that might fail in the middle of the updating process. If this happens, the real estate blog might break (speaking from the functional point of view).
The traditional “old” method to update the WordPress is via FTP. However, although this is not an automatic method, it seems to be good in many aspects and it is not complicated at all.
In order to update the real estate blog via FTP we only need to download the new version and unzip it on our computer, deactivate all the installed plugins, upload all the archives of the new hosting of the real estate blog (without rewriting the wp-content) and go to the URL address in order to update the data base (example: name of real estate blog/wp-admin/upgrade.php).
Create and save security copies of a real estate blog.
At the moment of updating a new version of WordPress, it is important to create security copies of all the archives of the real estate blog.
I underline the difference between create and save the security copies because we need first to generate them and then save them.
Sometimes, at the moment of updating the CMS of the real estate blog, some technical errors might occur. This is the reason of creating the security copies.
When I speak of security copies of a real estate blog, I am not speaking about the archives only, I am referring to the security copies of the data base as well.
Do not recommend an immediate update of the real estate blog.
Every new version of WordPress shows some errors once published. That is why we need to wait some time before updating the real estate blog.
The developers of the CMS need some time to fix all the functional details of the update, correct the errors and offer a better level of stability for the content generator.
That is why we do not recommend an immediate update of the real estate blog as soon as it appears. It is better to wait some days after the publication of the update on WordPress.
Before updating the real estate blog we need to deactivate the plugins.
Before updating a new version of the content manager of the real estate blog it is obligatory to deactivate all the plugins that are used.
The update might get into a conflict with one or several plugins used by the real estate on its blog.
On the other hand, the developers of the plugins need also time to update its apps and manage to make them compatible with the new updates on WordPress.
Revise all the plugins of the real estate blog.
The possible conflicts due to the plugins are reported and we need to check which one raises problems.
That is why it is so important to check them one by one after updating the CMS of the real estate blog.
Change the real estate blog´s template before update.
We need to change the template with any template that appears on WordPress just before updating the real estate blog, just in case. In most of the cases, just in the middle of the update, a conflict or error might occur and the main cause is the template itself.
The real estate that uses a Premium template for its real estate blog can go directly to its provider for a new update.
After each update of WordPress, Premium templates are also updated in order to secure the compatibility with the content generator.
We need to be aware of some things right before updating the CMS of real estate blog, especially to avoid harming the real estate.
The complications that occur because of technical conflicts at the moment of updating WordPress are quite frequent and we can easily avoid them.
We must remember that a real estate blog is the active part of a real estate and its role inside the strategy of real estate marketing is very important.