What is a WordPress update

FixRunner.com explains what a WordPress update is and how you can prepare for it. Read our tutorial to learn everything you need to know about updating your WordPress system.

Just what is a WordPress update? A WordPress update is a switch to the latest version of WordPress. This is a good thing! The WordPress system is constantly improving upon itself, fixing bugs, and creating new features. However, if you are not prepared for such updates, you may be in for a very big surprise when you log into your site’s Admin Panel one day to find everything has moved around or, worse, that some content is missing.

How will I know if there is a WordPress update available?

Every time a new version of WordPress is available, your WordPress Admin Screens will feature an update message.

How can you install the WordPress update?

By clicking on the link in the WordPress Admin Screens, you can follow the prompts on screen to install the update. There are two ways to do this:

  1. One-Click Method- This is the simplest and is preferred by the majority of users. Do it by:
    • Going to the Dashboard
    • Clicking on Updates
    • On the Update WordPress page, click Update Now.
  2. The Manual Update Method – If the One-Click version doesn’t work for some reason (perhaps if you do not meet the minimum update requirements) or you want to exclude some aspects of the update, the manual method might be best.

How can you prepare for a WordPress update?

One of the most important ways to prepare for a WordPress update is to back up your website. This means that you can revert to a pre-update version of your site in case any problems occur during or after the updating process. FixRunner.com can help you manage the backup of your website to ensure that you are covered and your content is securely saved.