Should you update to WordPress now? Yes; however, please read my updating recommendations below.
As I wrote in my blog post here, you should always wait about 2 weeks to update to any new version of either the Genesis Framework or WordPress. It has now been about a month in a half since the major release to WordPress 5.4. I do have to apologize, I’ve been very very busy with projects, then this whole Coronavirus thing happened and things just went weird in the world and at home and it’s been hard to concentrate on work.
WordPress 5.4.1 Security and Maintenance Release
This security and maintenance release features 17 bug fixes in addition to 7 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your site immediately. You can read more about the 5.4.1 release here.
My Updating Recommendations
As I previously wrote in my blog post about the WordPress 5.4 Update and a tutorial on How to Update Plugins, the Genesis Framework, and WordPress, please follow the recommendations below with the detailed instructions in the tutorial here.
1. Disable Automatic Updates
3. Update Any Plugins
4. Update the Genesis Framework
5. Update WordPress
Updating should never be ignored or put off for longer than 3-4 weeks. When you keep up with plugins, the Genesis Framework, and WordPress, you are not only keeping up with current technology, but you are making sure your site is secure and functioning error-free.
PLEASE NOTE: I can NOT guarantee that any update will go smoothly. Some problems may still arise. You take updating at your own risk. I am not responsible for any problems that may arise from completing updates.