Wordpress - How To Update (WP, Plugins and Themes)

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Step 1 - Log into Wordpress


Note: If you've forgotten your Wordpress password or username, click here for a guide to reset it manually.


Step 2 - You should see a message near the top left telling you that a new version is available. If you don't see it, click on the W logo in the top left corner.


Step 3 - Click on the blue Update Now button to update Wordpress


Step 4 - Depending on your site, you may or may not see the bellow screen. If you do see it, click Update Wordpress Database.


Step 5 - Click Continue once the update completes


Step 6 - Wordpress is now updated. To update Plugin or Themes hover the mouse of Dashboard then click on Updates.


Step 7 - Tick the plugins you want to update, or just tick Select All, then hit the Update Plugins button.


Step 8 - Once the update completes you will see this screen


Step 9 - Updating Themes is the same process as updating plugins.

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