With the start of the new year, it is a good time to take a look at the version of WordPress your site is actively using. In the beginning of January, WordPress acknowledged the release of four security fixes in WordPress 5.8.3. The Four security issues affected all WordPress versions between 3.7 and 5.8.
How do you check what version of WordPress you are using?
> Log into your cPanel control panel (https://domain.com/cpanel)
> Navigate to WordPress Toolkit
Within WordPress ToolKit it will show the WordPress version you are using as well as any issues with your theme/plugins.
What is the best way to update to the latest version of WordPress?
Before making any changes, a full complete Backup should be done of your website.
To generate a full backup in cPanel:
- Log in to cPanel.
- In the Files section, click on the Backups icon.
- Under Full Backup, click Download a Full Account Backup.
- On the next page, select the Home Directory option from the Backup Destination drop-down menu.
- For Email Addresses, select whether you wish to receive an email notification once the backup is complete. (You may also change the notification email address in the provided field if you want.)
- Click Generate Backup.
This will generate the backup for you and place the tar.gz file inside of your home directory. You can then download the backup via cPanel, FTP, or SSH.
AFTER, you have created your backup, Navigate back to WordPress ToolKit within the cPanel control panel and you can complete the on screen recommended updates.
Does OLM.NET offer a service to complete the updates?
Yes! Our WordPress experts are happy to help with the choice of ongoing WordPress updates or a one time update.
We charge $5.00/month for ongoing updates to WordPress.
Or ~ If you would like to have the update done just once, there is a $14.95 one time fee. You can purchase at the following link:
Please reach out to our Sales Department at 877-220-5686 or Sales@olm.net with any questions.