13. Maintaining WordPress

In this chapter, learn how to maintain your WordPress installation, plugins, themes, and database.

You wouldn’t drive your car and never change the oil, would you? What if you had a flat tire? Would you toss out your car or just change the tire (or buy a new one)? WordPress is no different; occasionally, you need to do a little maintenance. In this chapter, I talk about the three parts of WordPress that you have to keep in shape:

• WordPress itself

• Your plugins

• The database that powers WordPress

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