In the left-hand column of the Dashboard, next to the word Updates is a 1 in a circle. However, when I go to the Updates page, I have the messages that everything is current:
You have the latest version of WordPress.
If you need to re-install version 4.8.1, you can do so here:
Your plugins are all up to date.
Your themes are all up to date.
In other words, there is nothing to update. Very occasionally after an update, there is no 1 next to the word Updates, but then the 1 comes back shortly after. I have no idea what’s causing this. Via FTP, I’ve been to the site and the plugins there correspond 1-to-1 to what’s listed on the Plugins page.
This is not a serious problem, just annoying. Any idea what’s going on and how to correct it?