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Upgrading your WordPress installation to the latest version couldn't be more simple since WordPress 2.7+. As with any changes to your website files, please take a backup of your account and databases before proceeding if you need to restore your account files and databases from a backup.
You need to first login to your WordPress admin area
Then in the top left corner, under Dashboard, click Updates
On the next page, it will let you know if you have the latest version. If you do, you will see:
If not, you will have an Update Now button. Click the button, and you will be updated to the most up-to-date and secure WordPress version!
If you'd rather enable automatic updates and not have to update manually, this can be done easily by updating the wp-config.php file in your home directory.
define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', true );
add_filter( 'auto_update_plugin', '__return_true' ); add_filter( 'auto_update_theme', '__return_true' );
Written by Hostwinds Team / April 11, 2018