I went to my Tools Panel and clicked on Upgrade. The following is what showed up:
You have the latest version of WordPress. You do not need to upgrade
You have the latest version of WordPress. You do not need to upgrade. However, if you want to re-install version –, you can do so automatically or download the package and re-install manually:
I am using version 2.7.1, as it shows in the lower right-hand corner. Why does the newer version not appear here? Do I have to upgrade manually instead?