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In this figure, w...
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In this figure, we're gonna take a look at how to upgrade your WordPress blog automatically. Now, you should only follow instructions in this video if you've installed your WordPress blog manually the first time around. If you install the WordPress blog using cPanel, then you should only upgrade your WordPress blog using cPanel. So if your WordPress blog does not have any new updates for it, then you'll see a screen like this, which basically says you have the latest version of WordPress. And then you can either reinstall the current WordPress files, or you can download the latest WordPress file. In either case, since this is the latest version of WordPress, then you probably do not need to upgrade at all. 

On the other hand, this is another WordPress blog that I have, and if you see a message right on top here that says, WordPress Version X is available, please update now, it means to say you probably need to update your WordPress blog. So I'm just gonna click on Please update now.

And I can see that I can either download the latest version of WordPress, or the button here has changed to Upgrade Automatically. But before I upgrade my WordPress blog automatically, I wanna make sure that I have created a backup of my entire MySQL Database, so just in case something goes wrong, I can always restore all my information, including all my posts and all my contents. So once I've done my backup, I can just click on Upgrade Automatically. Now, the next thing you need to do is make sure that you have entered your FTP hostname, your username, and your password as well, and for the Connection Type, you can just leave it as normal FTP connection, and then what you need to do is click on Proceed.
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