How to update your WordPress website
Updating your WordPress website and keeping it up to date is an important part of your monthly maintenance routine. There are two main ways to go about updating your WordPress website, in this article, we will explain how to do it easily with a click of a button.
Keeping WordPress up-to-date is one of the most important aspects of website maintenance and here is why:
Better speed: Updating your WordPress version means that your website always has the latest features and enhancements that likely will improve your websites loading speed.
Enhanced functions: A WordPress update adds more features and options for your use and upgrades your website and its user’s experience
Increased security: The most important reason for updating your WordPress core files is that any existing bugs and security vulnerabilities from older versions are fixed.
HOw to Update WordPress:
If you are not already then log in to the admin area of your WordPress website.
Once logged into the WordPress dashboard of your website, look at the top of the page. If an update is available you will see a prompt update to the latest version.
Click on “Please update now”.
This will take you to the WordPress Updates page.
On the WordPress Updates page, If you see that ‘An updated version of WordPress is available’, click on “Update Now”.
Your website will now fetch the latest version of WordPress and install it for you.
Update progress will show on your screen. During the upgrade, WordPress will automatically put your site in maintenance mode.
Once the update is finished, you will be redirected to the WordPress welcome screen.
Well done! You have successfully updated WordPress to the latest version.
Update WordPress, alternative method
An alternative method of updating your website is to use the “Updates” tab on the left of your admin panel. This is useful if you do not see a prompt telling your update WordPress at the top of your dashboard
In the dashboard, navigate to the “Updates” tab on the left of you admin sidebar. This link will take you to the same WordPress updates page as in step 3 as listed above.
Continue your update as of step 3 of the primary method listed above.
At Ballito Website Design we encourage you to check your website monthly for any updates. This will ensure that your website is always up to date and fee from bugs or errors that could be potentially harmful to your website.
Should you want us to assist you with your monthly Core WordPress updates, ask us about our Monthly Maintenance Package options.
Below is the list of services we provide you with our monthly maintenance package:
- Website Security – We monitor, protect and deal with any malicious malware or virus infections on your hosting account.
- Software Updates – We ensure that your website is always updated, this includes WordPress core and plugin updates.
- Weekly Backups – We back up your data weekly to ensure your info is always protected.
- Content edits – If you need to change some details or update the picture on your website, simply send us an email and we’ll sort that out for you.
- No more annual hosting & domain fees – If your website is hosted with us you don’t pay for annual hosting, and your annual domain registration is also included.