How to update WordPress Core, Themes and Plugins?


  • To maintain WordPress healthy, to reduce security risk, to reduce hacking, to reduce malware injection, WordPress website owners shall regularly keep WordPress core, themes and its plugins up-to-dated.
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  1. Backup website files and database
  2. Goto WordPress Administrative Panel
  3. Under Dashboard, goto Updates
  4. Proceed the update
  5. Good Luck


For best assurance, always backup your website files and databases first before any updates
(for cPanel control panel, goto, goto Backup, Download your home directory backup, and your database backup, or ask your web hosting provider how to backup/download your website files and databases)

2. Goto WordPress Administrative Panel

WordPress Administrative Panel

3. When update(s) are available, it will prompt you. Press the button – “Update Now

Updates available

4. WordPress update is in progress…

Updating WordPress

5. The core of WordPress has been updated successfully.

WordPress core updated

6. If you have other updates available (e.g. themes/plugins), goto Dashboard -> Updates
It will show, for example –

Other updates available too

7. WordPress themes update is in progress..

Updating WordPress theme

8. Themes update completed.

WordPress theme updated

9. Done. Test your website.  Good luck.

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