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  • while I open my wp dashboard for my site , I got a notification to update my wordpress version I wanted to know what additional features does new version wordpress have.
    I also got error to update my PHP version, I just wanted to know how to get my PHP version updated.

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  • You should always update WordPress to its latest version as each upate usually includes security enhancements and bug fixes.
    This is WordPress 5.3 documentation:
    This is WordPress 5.3.2 documentation:

    Depending on whether your hosting service includes it, you should also update the PHP through your cPanel to its latest version. The current stable version is 7.3.12.

    A note though: check your plugins and themes to see if they are compatible with the latest PHP version. Some older or out-of-date plugins may not function properly. If they do not, you should contact the developer or search for a replacement plugin.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by neotechnomad. Reason: additional info

    specially 3 reasons why we should need to update WordPress website?

    1. Security : The most important reason to keep your WordPress site up to date is security. Over 30% of all websites are made with WordPress, making it by far the most used CMS in the world. Due to its popularity, WordPress is a popular target for hackers and distributors of malicious code.

    2. Bug fixes: All software has bugs, WordPress too. Errors are errors in a program or computer system that cause it to behave unintentionally. They can cause strange errors or cause failures. To ensure that your site continues to run smoothly, it is essential to implement these fixes.

    3. New features and improved performance: WordPress never ends and continues to be improved. Each major release contains new features and performance improvements.

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