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How to update Ghost

This article describes two methods for updating a Ghost site.

Updating Ghost

You should update a Ghost site frequently to ensure it is running the latest version. There are several reasons for this:

  • Security: Ghost updates contain fixes that patch security vulnerabilities. One of the most important things you can do to maintain a more secure Ghost site is apply updates regularly.
  • Stability: Ghost updates contain fixes that patch bugs and other issues. Your site is more stable when you apply the latest updates.
  • New features: Ghost is continually improving, and by running the latest version, you have access to the latest features and functionality.

Use either of the following methods to update Ghost.

Method #1: Softaculous

If you used Softaculous to install Ghost, you can also use it to update Ghost. For information about how to do this, please see this article.

Method #2: Manual update

For detailed instructions about how to do a manual update, please see the official Ghost documentation at