WordPress Speed Up Service | WordPress Website Maintenance Packages Reply To: Can I Update the Site without Updating the Theme?, by cjc1867 1st: Install a backup plugin like UpdraftPlus and back up the website. 2nd: update WordPress and any plugins, but before updating the plugins you need to see why it’s been updated in case it breaks the website. Depending on how many, do a few plugin updates then see if the website still works. 3rd: Install Yoast If you want to create a child theme then use this link below: Child Theme You will then need to add the customisation’s into the child theme before you update the original theme. The child theme has to be active after you have made the customisations and working before you update the original theme. Colin Reply To: Can I Update the Site without Updating the Theme?