How to Upgrade your WordPress Manually

On 8 Jun, 2011 By With 0 Comments

Updating your WordPress is the responsibility of every blogger, these updates gives you the latest fix and security patches to avoid our site being hack or infected by malicious malwares. Even though updating means a click of a mouse, sometimes we are faced with problems like “hosting issues”. Nevertheless we need to upgrade our system.

Update it Manually

Today I will teach you how to do it manually, First we need to create a backup. (always create a backup). Log in into your WordPress account and go to tools>export> (you should choose to export all content, and download the file.)

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Now go to dashboard and click update> download WordPress.

Extract the zip file in a folder, and open your FTP (filezilla for me) and go to your root folder. Now delete everything except for .htaccess, wp-config and wp-content.

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Into your downloaded folder (which is WordPress) delete the wp-config, and wp-content.

You can now upload your file through your FTP.

After successful upload, go back to your WordPress dashboard and hit refresh. Check your right side footer to see which version.

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Great! Now you can update your WordPress even if you have hosting issues. Do you know any alternative to update your WordPress? Tell them in the comments.


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