How to update WordPress on your website

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WordPress 6.4 is here, and it’s named Dolphy. We’ve covered the features of WordPress 6.4 in our recent blog. In this guide, learn how to update to the latest version easily.

It’s good practice to wait for a few updates before updating to the latest version of WordPress, especially if it’s the latest release with fresh new features. That’s why I waited for 6.4.1 to come out before upgrading. The 6.4 was reportedly breaking sites with particular page builders. Later, WordPress released 6.4.1 fixing the errors that were causing havoc before.

However, if you’re eager to download and want to experience the latest version, here’s how you can do it. Follow these simple steps to upgrade your website to WordPress 6.4.

WordPress 6.4.1 released

Follow these steps to update your website to the latest WordPress 6.x version:

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  1. Login and open your website’s WordPress dashboard

  2. Click the update ticker on top of the Dashboard

    wordpress 6.2 update ticker

    You can click the “Please update now” button appearing at the top of your website’s admin backend. It’ll take you to the update screen or simply navigate to

  3. Scroll down to the updates section and find the “Update to version 6.x” button

  4. Click “Update to version 6.x” and wait for the process to complete

    Update to version 6.2 button screenshot

    After clicking the button, please wait for the update to finish. It’ll only take a few moments.

  5. Congrats! Your website has been updated to the latest WordPress 6.x version.

Please note that you need to take a backup of your website before updating themes, plugins, and even WordPress updates to avoid any issues. Sometimes, the process just doesn’t work, so it’s good practice to take backups before proceeding.

Also read: Fix Error: “Update failed: Could not copy file” in WordPress

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Abdullah, AKA "abdugeek," is a computer scientist turned tech writer and certified Growth Hacker. He has a versatile entrepreneurial mindset and is well-versed in the digital world with passion for animals, particularly fish. Founder of multiple digital startups in technology sector, he's constantly pushing boundaries and seeking new opportunities. Follow him on social media or learn more about him on his website.

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