In early June 2017, WordPress released the latest 4.8 version of their open-source content management system (CMS). This update includes a number of new features, as well as important cumulative security updates from previous security & maintenance releases.
Before proceeding with the one-click WordPress upgrade process, be safe and follow the recommended backup instructions. Using your hosting-level access, (such as cPanel), is the best way to perform this function. The backup data includes a full copy of your website site’s code and content database. The upgrade process is very simple and 99% of the time it is successful, but just in case it’s not, you’ll want a safety to be to able to quickly revert to the previous state.
After the upgrade is complete, you should also test the functionality of your website. Some plug-ins or theme features might break with the latest WordPress version. So this is an important step as well to ensure a positive user experience.
Contact Portage Design if you need any assistance upgrading your website to the latest version of WordPress.