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How to Properly Update WordPress to the Latest Version

Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on WordPress. In this tutorial guide, i will be giving you guys the step by step guide on how you can Update a WordPress Version.

In this tutorial guide, we are going to be updating WordPress to the latest version through the Admin Panel.

Following are the simple steps to update the WordPress version.

Step 1 - Click on Please Update Now as shown in the screenshot below.

You are going to get notifications in admin panel when there is a newer available version. Before updating, it is advised to first do a backup.

Step 2 - After you click on the update link, the following page will be displayed. Click on the Update Now button.

Step 3 - The following message gets displayed while updating.

Note - While updating the version, if you get an error as

Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in C:\your wordpress folder\wp-includes\class-http.php on line 1597

you need to take the below actions -

  • Open your WordPress folder → the wp-includes folder
  • Open class-http.php file and add the following line at the beginning -set_time_limit(0);
  • Save the file.

Now your WordPress is updated successfully.

Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial. In our next tutorial post, we are going to be learning about how to protect your blog from Spam.

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