Updating WordPress is a fairly simple process, but as with any update Austin Web & Design recommends taking the necessary steps for protecting your data. A full backup of your website files and WordPress database is needed before attempting a WordPress update. These backups are a needed precaution incase anything goes wrong and you have to revert to a previous state before the attempted update.
Upgrade WordPress to the latest version
- Login to your WordPress admin dashboard.
- You can click on either the update icon towards the top-left of the screen, or the Updates link from the left-hand menu to get to the WordPress updates page.
- Click the Update Now button
This will update your WordPress core files to the latest version of WordPress. You should see a success page when the update is complete.