Updating wordpress version
Upload your new zip archive point release to your server’s Word Press root folder and unpack the archive.
If the sky fell, you have a backup to roll back to without missing a beat. Nonetheless, it’s always a very good idea to have a testing or staging site to experiment on before performing updates.
When you update your theme, keep in mind that you will lose any custom changes unless you have saved those changes in a child theme.
If you don’t know what a child theme is or how to implement one, be sure to read up on how to create and use a child theme asap! In your Word Press Dashboard, you can update/check for updates in Dashboard Updates.
Look for an article on the importance of a local testing clone site and troubleshooting tips for upgrade issues coming soon!
Note: this method requires some basic knowledge of transferring files using FTP / SFTP.
If you are not familiar with these terms, we can do this for you for a small fee.