Updating WordPress Quick & Easy

Filed in Website Optimization by on June 27, 2011 0 Comments

WordPress is used by millions of websites as the blog software of choice.  It is a great software package as it takes away the need to know tons of coding.  Anyone regardless of experience level or skill can use this software especially since it is so easy to install.  Most web hosting company’s provide WordPress in their free web hosting software package.

Another great feature about WordPress is that it is so easy to update when newer versions become available.  Here is a quick and easy way to update your WordPress blog without having to install anything.

The first step is to log into your WordPress Admin Panel.

Once you are logged in, you should be at the WordPress Dashboard.  If you are not at the Dashboard, you can just simply click the Dashboard button at the top left of any page.  Once you are there, in the top, middle part of the WordPress user interface, you will see a yellow section like the one below.  Just press the ‘Please update now’ link to start the automatic process.

On the next page, just press the ‘Update Automatically’ button.  WordPress will start the process and a few seconds later you are now updated to the latest version of WordPress.  At the time of this writing it is WordPress 3.1.3.

WordPress does update their software platform fairly frequently, but thankfully every time you log in to the WordPress admin panel, all you have to do is go to the Dashboard and check if there is a new yellow headline section.

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