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WordPress - Version Update

In this chapter, we will study how to update version in WordPress. Here, we will upgrade WordPress to the latest version through the admin panel.

Following are a few simple steps to update the version in WordPress.

Step (1) − Click on Please Update Now as shown in the following screen.

WordPress Version Update

You will get notifications in WordPress admin panel when there is a newer version available for WordPress. Before updating, it is advised to keep WordPress backup.

Step (2) − After clicking on the update link, the following page gets displayed. Click on Update Now button.

WordPress Version Update

Step (3) − The following message gets displayed during the upgradation of WordPress.

WordPress Version Update

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

then you need to take the following actions −

  • Open your WordPress folder → 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 successfully upgraded.