Why Should You Upgrade Your WordPress Website?
Upgrading to the latest WordPress version will keep your website secure from any malicious code or content. It also makes your website faster. The newest version of WordPress always comes with additional features and it usually fixes any issues from the previous versions.
You’ll get a notification to update your website on the admin dashboard whenever there’s a new update available. The notification has a link to update to the latest WordPress version. It also sends an email to the site administrator about the newest version release.
1. First, log in to the admin area of your WordPress website
2. Click on Dashboard » Updates.
3. You should then get a page that contains all outdated plugins/themes and also let you know if you are using wordpress latest version.
4. Click on "Update Now" on each plugin/theme where applicable.
If you see the notice that a new version of WordPress is available. You just need to click on the ‘Update Now’ button to initiate the update.