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It is always a good idea to have the latest WordPress® update installed. WordPress updates include security updates, bug fixes, and new features for your website.

When a new WordPress update is available, you will receive a notification on your WordPress Dashboard.

To find out if there is a WordPress update, follow these steps:

  1. 1. Log in to WordPress.
  2. 2. Navigate to the WordPress Dashboard.
  3. 3. Click the Dashboard button.
  4. 4. Click Updates button to see if any updates are currently available.
  5. If a message appears— An updated version of WordPress is available, then there is a newer version of WordPress.

Updating to a Newer Version of WordPress

Follow these steps to update WordPress:

  1. 1. Click the Updates button.
  2. 2. If an update is available, then click the Update Now button.
  3. A confirmation panel appears when the WordPress update has finished.
  4. You have updated WordPress to the most recent version.