This article describes how to update a WordPress site manually.
You should update a WordPress installation frequently to ensure it is running the latest version. There are several reasons for this:
- Security: WordPress updates contain fixes that patch security vulnerabilities. One of the most important things you can do to maintain a more secure WordPress site is apply updates regularly.
- Stability: WordPress updates contain fixes that patch bugs and other issues. Your site is more stable when you apply the latest updates.
- New features: WordPress is continually improving, and by running the latest version, you have access to the latest features and functionality.
To update WordPress, follow these steps:
- You can go to Control Panel ---> Files to change your WordPress site root permission to read and write.
- Log in to WordPress as the administrator.
- When updates are available, the dashboard indicates the number of updates in a red circle. For example, the following WordPress installation has two updates available:
4. Click Updates. WordPress displays any updates available for the WordPress core installation, plugins, and themes:
- To update WordPress, click .
- To update plugins, select the plugin or plugins that you want to update, and then click .
- To update themes, select the theme or themes that you want to update, and then click .
Please note to change your WordPress site root folder to read only after update. Just set read and write permission for the folders which need write permission such as wp-content\uploads.