How do I update Wordpress?

Wordpress usually updates itself, but if for some reason it doesn't then updating is not difficult and not technical.  Here are the steps to update:

  • Login to Wordpress:  http://YOUWEBSITE.COM/wp-login.php (replace YOURWEBSITE.COM with your real web site address.)
  • If you don't know your username and password click the "Lost your password?" link and then enter your email address.
  • Check your email for your password.
  • Then go back to http://YOUWEBSITE.COM/wp-login.php and login.
  • Once logged in then click the "Updates" link near the upper-left side of the Wordpress dashboard.
  • Finally, select all the checkboxes next to the items that Wordpress says need to be updated, and click the Update button.  You might need to do that a few times, once for Wordpress, once for plugins, and once for themes.

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