Update WordPress in the dashboard
Updating WordPress to the latest version improves your site's performance and security. You can update to the most recent version from the WordPress dashboard. The instructions below are for websites running on cPanel, Plesk, VPS, or Dedicated servers.
- Sign in to WordPress.
- At the top left corner of your dashboard, if there's a notification that the new WordPress version is available, select Please update now.
- Select Update Now. Your WordPress site will be put into Maintenance Mode until the update is complete. After the update, Maintenance Mode is deactivated automatically.
Note: If you don't see the notification, your site is already running on the latest version of WordPress.
- If you can't update WordPress from your website dashboard, try updating WordPress with FTP.