The most recent version of WordPress is available and compatible with HostGator. You may install any version you like. We recommend that you install the latest stable version and continue to update WordPress as new versions are released.
How to Obtain WordPress
You can install the latest stable version of WordPress via Softaculous in your cPanel. Once installed, you can upgrade to the latest version from within WordPress or Softaculous itself, so you remain up to date. There are two options in obtaining WordPress. Either install it manually or via the Softaculous Apps Installer. Please check the following articles:
How to Obtain a Different Version of WordPress
Within cPanel, you can automatically update installations with Softaculous. This means that you can set your WordPress version to automatically update when a new version is released.
We will do our best to provide the latest software version available; however, if you do not see the version you want, you can download a copy from WordPress and install it manually. For instructions on how to install WordPress manually, please read the following article: