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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. Log in to WordPress.

2. Navigate to the WordPress Dashboard.

3. Click the Dashboard button.

4. Click Updates button to see if any updates are currently available.

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