WordPress 3.4.1 came out a couple of weeks ago–and with it an alert to update it within everyone’s individual dashboard.
While I update plugins within my dashboard, I don’t do so with the WordPress edition releases. Instead, I prefer to do it through my hosting company, GoDaddy. The reason? They back up all of your information and content before they do it–which means that I don’t have to slow down my site’s loading speed by having a plugin that backups for me; GoDaddy takes care of it for me. However, as an extra precaution, I’d recommend backing up your site manually yourself, before updating your blog (find out how to here: How to back up your WordPress blog). Having a backup is vitally important–just in case updating the version of WordPress messes up things on your blogs; with GoDaddy, you have seven days to revert to your previous version of WordPress with all of the former information on there. When you do it through WordPress’ backend, you don’t have that safety net. Not to mention, GoDaddy has an awesome support line–call them if you have questions! *Note: I run my WordPress hosting on the Linux operating system.
How to do it through GoDaddy:
- Log into your account at GoDaddy.com
- Click “your account” tab
- Go to your hosting section, and click “launch”
- Click on “Applications: Install and Manage” button on the right
- Under the “My Management” tab on the right, you will have a notification to update WordPress; click on it
- You will be able to choose to update right then and there, or schedule it for the near future.
- Once complete, GoDaddy will send you an email to let you know that the newest edition has been updated
Here are some of the features that are included in this edition, from WordPress itself:
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