Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Upgrade Wordpress Procedures

I am hosting my own wordpress website and very often needed to upgrade the wordpress package. Obviously there is an automatic way to upgrade wordpress which requires FTP server. I do not have FTP server and thus doing the manual way.

There is the official way to upgrade it manually, however, I am using the following methods to upgrade it

Backup wordpress

#Backup the database
#Backup the files

rsync -a wordpress/ wordpress.backup/

Download the latest wordpress

wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz

Extract the tar file

gunzip latest.tar.gz
tar -xvf latest.tar

this creates a wordpress directory

Disable all the plugins

Navigate to the admin panel and disable all the plugins

Copy the updated files

rsync -rtv new_wordpress/wordpress/ old_path/wordpress/

Check the website

Browse the website which usually prompts for the database upgrade.
If everything is OK, you can delete wordpress.backup/ folder

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