How to update WordPress?

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When using plugins from, we always suggest using the latest version of WordPress, the Divi-theme (or Divi Builder-plugin), and the divimode-plugins.

Also, we recommend that you take a backup of your website before installing any update.

Automatic Update

Step 1
Log into your wp-admin panel. Open the page “Dashboard > Updates“.
Step 2
Click the button “Check Again“. Wait until the page reloads
Step 3
When there’s a new WordPress version, install it.


Check for new WordPress Updates
Update WordPress core

Manually check the version

If you want to double-check that you use the latest version then head over to Here’s a list of all released WordPress versions – the latest version is right at the top.

Too much work?

If you do not want to manually check for pending updates, we encourage you to switch to a managed WordPress host. We have a great experience with the WPMU DEV hosting and Kinsta.

Both services will automatically update your website and create daily backups for you.

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