WordPress Site Broken After an Update? Here’s How to Fix It

Normally, updates to WordPress, themes, and plugins are fast and easy — you click the update button and, a few seconds later, the process is over and you’re happily moving on with your day. But if you’re reading this, chances are things didn’t go as expected.

While updates usually don’t cause issues, things can sometimes go wrong during the update process, especially during a major upgrade. This may be something as minor as an update not completing fully or it may be something that breaks your site entirely, making it unreachable.

These issues can be pretty scary for a website owner. If you find yourself experiencing problems after an update — don’t panic. Fixing the most common update issues is often quick and painless.

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How to Put Your WordPress Site into Maintenance Mode

Performing updates and maintenance tasks is important to keep your WordPress website secure and running smoothly. Yet when you’re in the process of making changes to your site, you may not want visitors to access it.

Fortunately, putting your website into maintenance mode can help inform visitors that it’s currently under construction and they should come back again soon. This can also prevent them from landing on a broken site or page that isn’t working. 

In this post, we’ll explain what WordPress maintenance mode is and when you should use it. Then we’ll show you three methods for activating it in WordPress. Finally, we’ll teach you how to create a more custom maintenance mode design using a page builder.

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How to Protect Your WordPress Website Against SQL Injections

WordPress is one of the most used website building platforms because of its wide range of potential applications. You can build an online store, host a blog about your favorite hobby, create a community through forums, or represent a large corporation.

But however you use it, a primary responsibility is keeping your site safe from hackers. That’s why it’s important to understand how to prevent Structured Query Language (SQL) injection attacks. 

The good news is that there are plenty of steps you can take to protect your WordPress site from this malicious code. Learning how to detect, remove, and prevent SQL injections can help you effectively secure your valuable data and make you less susceptible to attack.

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Clean Up The WordPress Media Library. Remove Unused Images

As your WordPress website grows, you may end up accumulating hundreds, if not thousands, of images. While hosts aren’t usually stingy when it comes to storage space, it still makes sense to clean up your website. If you don’t, you might find yourself with a massive collection of unused media files that can slow things down.

Fortunately, WordPress makes it easy to both upload and delete media files. That means there’s no excuse not to tidy up your image collection from time to time. Once you do, you should see your site running more smoothly and your workflows improved.

In this article, we’ll discuss why you may want to clean up your WordPress Media Library. We’ll then show you how to prepare for that process, two ways to do it, and some maintenance tips for when you’re finished. Let’s dive in!

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Jetpack 10.7: An easier way to build your own Jetpack

This month, we’re excited to launch My Jetpack, a new dashboard that allows you to manage your Jetpack products all in one place. Additionally, we’ve been making design and performance improvements for some of your favorite blocks.

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