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How to update WordPress in cPanel

Here are the steps to update WordPress in cPanel for customers:
Log into your cPanel account.
In the "Software" section, click on the "WordPress Manager" icon.
You will see a list of all the WordPress installations on your account. Locate the one you want to update and click the "Update" link next to it.
On the next page, you will see the current version of WordPress installed and the available update version. Click the "Update" button to proceed.
WordPress will now download and extract the latest version files. This may take a few minutes depending on your server resources.
Once the update is complete, you will see a success message. It's recommended to: • Clear your browser cache • Clear your WordPress cache (if using a caching plugin) • Check your WordPress site and test any critical functionality
After the update, it's a good practice to update any plugins and themes you have installed to ensure compatibility with the new WordPress version.
A few additional tips from
• Take a backup of your WordPress files and database before updating, just in case.
• Avoid updating on a live production site during peak traffic hours.
• Check the WordPress codex for any specific update instructions for the version you are updating to.
Keeping WordPress up-to-date is crucial for security and getting access to the latest features and bug fixes. recommends updating whenever a new version is available.

Updated on: 08/05/2024

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