As you know or you should know that WordPress CMS is most popular CMS platform in the internet world for various reasons, one of this reason it is consistently rolling out new updates by WordPress creator developers.
WordPress updates are important for the long-term health and stability of your website.
The Importance of WordPress update:
The new release of WordPress updates always comes with security patches that will help keep your website safe from hackers.
These WordPress updates can be any kind of update from simple interface modification to complex backend or functional tweaks.
How Can I update WordPress?
When WordPress releases new updates they will notify you about new versions (Version 4.9.4) on the admin dashboard.
The updates process it’s requires a few clicks or some time it can be automatically.
However, in most cases this going well, but in some cases, an update can damage the website. This happens for usually one of the following reasons:
Some of WordPress active plugin has outdated or faulty code that conflict with the WordPress new update changes.
The used theme of uses disapproved functions that are no longer supported.
There are missing updates between your current WordPress version and major releases behind the new version. for example, you have version 3.5.1 and there are 5 updates releases it is not good to install the latest one because every update depends on previous one.
The core installation files have been modified.
The web hosting configuration does not allow proper file permissions for your WordPress installation.
Before you update your WordPress website when a new version of WordPress comes out you should consider somethings:
- updated the core of WordPress version to next release update like v4.8.1 to v4.8.1 not v3.5.1 to v4.9.1
- Make sure you to backup your website files, database and any settings of theme and plugin.
- Make sure you have a knowledge of troubleshooting potential errors.
- Make sure your WordPress plugins or themes updated.