How to Upgrade WordPress Manually or Automatically

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nowing how to upgrade WordPress is an important skill that you will need to have if you want to keep your WordPress blog up to date.

There are many reasons you want to keep your WordPress blog up to date. Most importantly are security issues. Keeping your WordPress installation up to date will ensure that you have plugged up the latest security holes in your blog.

Of course there are always new features, templates and plugins that come along with each new WordPress upgrade. Being able to take advantage of new WordPress plugins, features and themes will ensure your blog is always on the cutting edge of technology.http://municipalfeefacts.com/

*Important! Before upgrading WordPress either automatically or manually you must:

Check the requirements to make sure your host is running the required versions of PHP and MySQL.
Make a backup of your database so you are sure that you don’t lose any of your posts and pages.
Make sure your plugins and theme will work with the upgraded WordPress installation.
Disable your plugins for the upgrade process by using the Bulk Action to deactivate all your plugins at once.
If your plugins or theme will not work with the new WordPress installation you will either have to wait to upgrade until the plugins and theme are upgraded also to work with the new WordPress version, or you will have to forgo using the plugins and/or theme.
There have been times where I have used a plugin or theme that was not upgraded to work with the latest WordPress version. Sometimes I was successful and sometimes I wasn’t. I do not recommend using plugins or themes that have not been approved with the upgraded WordPress theme if you want to have a stable WordPress installation.

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