I am a small business owner, and our web agent is shutting down. Which means that they transferred our website (it’s a custom WordPress site) to me. I have access to the server, the domains and the WP admin; all good. Now, for a guy who started HTML and CSS as a hobby a month ago, understanding how to manage a server and a website is a steep learning curve. Actually, there’s not even any HTML that I can see! Only PHP! So far, I have:
Updated the WP core
* Updated the plugins
* Set everything to auto-update
* Checked the SSL
Some questions I have:
1. Some of the plugins used are outdated (i.e. “appear to be abandoned”). How much of an issue is this?
2. Do I need to know some PHP for maintenance? Or is everything manageable from the WP dashboard?
Thanks for any help and insight you might be able to provide.