First off.. it’s very important to keep your plugins, Genesis, and WordPress Versions up-to-date. First thing to do if you have all three that need updating, update the plugins first. Go.. update your plugins NOW!
Now on to the Genesis and WordPress updates. If you haven’t already done so, you SHOULD update both your Genesis and WordPress versions to the newest. BUT, please do them in the correct order. When both of these awesomeness have updates at the same time, Genesis should always be updated first, then WordPress. Otherwise it doesn’t matter just as long as you update.
So let’s get to it. If you hover your mouse over Dashboard, you will see that you have 2 updates. If you only have 1 update and you have NOT already updated Genesis within the last couple of days your Genesis may be set to NOT update automatically, let’s change that.
Go to Genesis/Theme Settings and under Information you will see what version you have and the box that needs to be ticked, Enable Automatic Updates, tick that box. You will notice a new area appear that will allow you to add your email address to get notifications when Genesis has a new update, add your email address. Now scroll down and click on Save Settings.
NOW when you hover over dashboard, you will have 2 Updates. Click on Updates.
You will now see that your plugins are all updated (Good thing you followed my instructions) AND that you still need to update Genesis and WordPress, this is what it should look like:
Now let’s update Genesis. Tick the box to the left of the Genesis thumbnail and then click on Update Themes. This is what it will look like after a successful update.
Hover over Dashboard, click on Updates again as instructed above. Now let’s update WordPress. Click on Update Now and keep your fingers crossed nothing goes wrong.. just kidding! Not really…. When the update is done, you should see a Welcome to WordPress 4.3 with a whole page of things to read, a video, etc. Cool Beans…
Remember.. Update plugins first, then Genesis and last, WordPress! I hope this helped!