With every update, Word Press adds some features, improves security, fixes bugs and much more.
The good thing about self-hosted Word Press is that you will be automatically notified if there is an update available.
notification, log in to your Word Press admin panel and click on Update Word Press Database. After this, you can log in to your Word Press site to make sure everything is fine.
First, download a new copy of that plugin you want to update. After downloading, unzip it on your computer and you will find a folder inside the archive file, named wordpress-seo.
Open wp-content and upload the files and folders in this folder from your computer to the corresponding folder on your web space.
You overwrite the existing files, but keep any other files and folders that are there. If you have updated to a newer Word Press version you might need to update your database.
During uploading time, it will ask you if you want to overwrite the old files. The is the fastest method for updating your Word Press site.
Once the upload completed, now you need to update your Word Press database.
If your hosting provider doesn’t provide a daily backup option, you can easily take a full backup of your site using Back Up Buddy.There you need to replace the old files with the new files using FTP client.From the wordpress-seo folder, select all files and click on Upload and it will start uploading files.During uploading time, it will ask you to Overwrite those files, then click on overwrite and Ok.Now log in to your Word Press site and go to Dashboard Installed Plugins to verify that the plugin is updated to the latest version. You have successfully updated your Word Press plugin manually.If you are using c Panel hosting, you can create your FTP account easily.To create a new FTP account, go to your hosting c Panel and find FTP Account option and from there create a new FTP account.It is very easy to update Word Press version and it can be done from your Word Press admin dashboard.But, in some cases, the one-click update doesn’t work and users get an error “Update Failed”.If this is the case, you will be prompted to do so when you log in to Word Press for the first time.Word Press updates are so important and you should always update your Word Press version, plugins, and themes.