Update WordPress in the dashboard
Keeping WordPress up to date improves the security of your site. You can update WordPress to its latest version from within the dashboard.
- Sign in to WordPress.
- At the top left-hand corner of your dashboard, if there's a notification that the new WordPress version is available, select Please update now.
- Select Update Now.
Note: If you don't see the notification, your site is already running on the latest version of WordPress.
- Your WordPress site will be put into Maintenance Mode until the update completes. After the update, Maintenance Mode is deactivated automatically.
- If you can't update WordPress from your website dashboard, try updating WordPress with FTP.
- If you don't want to deal with WordPress updates yourself, we also have a WordPress Premium Support service that can take care of that for you.