If you run WordPress sites on a dedicated or VPS server, you likely know it is critical to make sure that your software is up to date. In fact, you may have automatic updates enabled, so your site updates as soon as WordPress updates are available. If you are running WordPress sites on a Liquid Web product such as our Storm VPS or Dedicated servers, please read on. This article contains critical information for you regarding WordPress 4.9.4 updates and action is required.
WordPress 4.9.4 is now available and addresses a bug in 4.9.3, which will cause automatic updates from WordPress 4.9.3 to fail. This means your site needs to be manually updated to 4.9.4.
Fortunately, updating your WordPress install is pretty simple (We do suggest that you take a site backup before updating, as with any software update.)
- Log into your WordPress admin page (www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin). Once logged in you should see a prompt in the WordPress dashboard, as shown below:
- Click on the Please update now text, which will take you to the WordPress Updates page. You can also click on Dashboard → Updates, where you will be taken to the same WordPress Updates Page.
- Click the Update Now button. The WordPress update will run, and after it completes, you’ll see the page below:
As always, our Helpful Human Support team is standing by to assist you with any questions or concerns, just open a chat, ticket, or call us and we’ll be ready. You can also find more information about this maintenance release on the WordPress.org site.