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Is it's possible to update WordPress incrementally to the latest version if it's been a wile since WordPress was updated on my site?

Yes you can do this via a manual update. 

  1. Take a back up of your site.
  2. Download the WordPress version you need from the WordPress website.
  3. Using your file manager program navigate to your website root folder. Delete the old WordPress folders  ‘wp-includes’ and ‘wp-admin’.
  4. Replace them with folders from the new installation. 
  5. Overwrite any files in the wp_content directory with the new files.
  6. Copy the root directory files from the new version in to the root directory of your existing website.
  7. That’s it. Test your site to see if it works.

Karen Weider

Karen has been building SEO Websites since 2011. She is passionate about data and testing to improve the performance of websites, landing pages and funnels. Not only does Karen understand the technicalities of website optimisation but she also understands the 'technicalities' in raising a family while building her own business. Her ideal client works in the health and wellness industry for people or the planet and is striving to create a business that gives them a healthy work life balance.


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