WordPress is always being updated, and to keep your website in good working order it’s a good idea to apply WordPress updates as they become available. WordPress updates can be updates to the core installation itself, or updates to Plugins or Themes that your site is running.
Thankfully, for our clients hosting their WordPress site on WP Engine, applying these updates is easy and safe, providing you make a backup of your site before you apply the updates. Making a backup is particularly important for sites running ecommerce or when the site is changed more than once a day. If you have a simple website that doesn’t hold any live data, you won’t need to make a backup because WP Engine does that for you once every 24 hours.
Here’s how to update WordPress safely when you are hosted on WP Engine.