How to Upgrade Your Version of WordPress

Hi and welcome to Today I’m going to be showing you how to upgrade your version of WordPress. Now before I do this I do want to mention that prior to upgrading you should always make sure that you have backed up you entire site. This includes all of your site files such as themes and plugins as well as your database. If you do have installed plugins and themes it is always possible that certain of these plugins and themes may not work properly with your newer version of WordPress. These instances are very rare, but it is possible that it could happen so this is why you just always want to make sure you backed up everything first.

And after you’ve done that you are ready to upgrade your WordPress. And what’s great is it always tells you when one is available. As you can see right here it shows you what version is available, and it also shows it over here on the navigation menu that you have an update available. So you can go to either of these two spots to update your WordPress. And what I’m going to do is just go right over here, where it says “please update now” and I’m going to click that, and it takes a second but your WordPress has been updated and what you can do when you get to this is it will say you can update automatically or download the package installed manually. What you just want to do is go update automatically, and here you’ll see that it will be updating the database your latest version all unpacked files and once you’ve seen right here that it says WordPress updated successfully, you know that your version of WordPress has been updated and thank you our video. This is how you update your WordPress.


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Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson has been on the Internet since the its dawn(ie his first computer program was recorded on cassette tape) and his first hard drive cost about as much his current MacBook. His first byline was in 1993 for a local newspaper rag he eventually helmed, and his last “real job” was at a computer start up which ended when it ended. Throughout it all he’s freelanced and blogged. Now he is mesmerized by Search Engine Optimization forever trying to “rise to the top” for the right reasons. He’s been married to his wife Julia for as long as he can remember and has two lovely, wonderful children. He looks forward to sharing the latest in the technical best for all the online entrepreneurs.