For Word Press 3.7 , you don’t have to lift a finger to apply minor and security updates.Most sites are now able to automatically apply these updates in the background.Instead, you will be shown a dialog box asking for connection credentials.It is typical for the files to be owned by the FTP account that originally uploaded them.If your site is capable of one-click updates without entering FTP credentials, then your site should be able to update from 3.7 to 3.7.1, 3.7.2, etc.(You’ll still need to click “Update Now” for major feature releases.) See Also: Configuring Automatic Background Updates Modern versions of Word Press let you update with the click of a button.You should always update Word Press to the latest version.When a new version of Word Press is available you will receive an update message in your Word Press Admin Screens.
Complete instructions to make a backup can be found in the Word Press Backups section of the Codex.(This feature was added in 2.7, so if you are using an older version, you will need to follow the steps to update manually.) You can launch the update by clicking the link in the new version banner (if it's there) or by going to the Dashboard Updates screen.Once you are on the "Update Word Press" page, click the button "Update Now" to start the process off.An update is a software file that contains fixes for problems found by other users or the software developer.Installing an update fixes the code and prevents the problems from happening on your computer.