What to Update first? WordPress, Plugins or Theme

Confused about WordPress core, plugins and theme upgrade or update order?

In most cases, WordPress update order does not make any difference. But, to prevent common errors(if any), updating WordPress things in order is good practice.

Answer of your question:

Proper WordPress upgrade order is: backup if required, update WordPress core, update plugins and update theme.

So, WordPress proper update order is,

  1. Backup if required
  2. WordPress core
  3. Plugins
  4. Theme

Here, if an update of any of thing not available then you can continue to next available update.

For example,

Suppose there are only plugins and themes that have updates, then update plugins first and theme second.

And, if WordPress core and plugins have updates, then update WordPress core first and plugins second.

That’s it,

Hope you find this information helpful.