WordPress 4.6 – Update Genesis Before Updating WP
If you’re self-managing your website or blog, and have yet to update your Genesis framework, do it now, and certainly – before – you update WordPress.
If you don’t, your site is highly likely to experience issues and could even crash, so it’s very important to update Genesis as soon as you can.
A small bug in Genesis 2.3 that caused the dreaded white screen (fatal error) when testing with the WordPress 4.6 beta was caught. It’s a very small change, so you can upgrade with confidence.
The update notice should be showing up in your admin dashboard now. Check that out and go do that now.
- Web Tech & website maintenance clients: You don’t need to take any action, we will have done this for you.
WordPress 4.6 Changes
… over 30 changes since the first release candidate. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.6 on Tuesday, August 16.
If you’re interested in the changes that have been made you can read more about those on the WP Website.
What About Plugins?
As usual, plugin developers have been very busy ensuring that their products, especially the premium/paid products, will work with the WP 4.6 release.
- Check for plugin updates in your Admin dashboard area.
- Remember to review the plugin information about any update.
- Check for any possible known conflicts that may not have been resolved.
Not all plugins are updated regularly. If you are unsure read the information shown on the WP plugin page for that plugin.