- Getting Started
- WPMU DEV
- Installing Plugins & Themes Via Composer
- Using WPMU DEV
- Installing the WPMU DEV Dashboard Plugin
- Download WPMU DEV Plugins & Themes
- Download Plugin & Theme Previous Versions
- WPMU DEV Translations
- How to Open a Support Ticket
- Get Support from the Community
- Getting Live Support
- Grant WPMU DEV Support Access
- Support vs Custom Development
- How Free Trials Work
- Live Chat – House Rules
- The Good Support Ticket
- Plugins & Themes
- Setup, Usage & Integration
FTP does take longer than the one-click method “auto-upgrade method” but you’re much less likely to have problems. Learn more about FTP and using FTP clients here.
Here’s how you do it:
1. Log in to your FTP using an FTP program like Filezilla and navigate to the root of your website.
2. Backup your entire WordPress install — you should be doing this regularly anyway!
- Download all files except wp-content and store as backup
3. Log into your WordPress install and de-activate all plugins
4. Download the latest version of WordPress
5. Unzip WordPress download file
6. Upload new versions of the wp-admin and wp-includes directories by FTP
7. Upload new versions of root files except wp-config.php by FTP
8. Remove the theme folders from wp-content and then upload wp-content by FTP.
9. On WordPress multisite
- Log into your dashboard
- Go to Upgrade > Update Network in the Network Admin dashboard
- Click Update Network.
10. Go through and bug test all standard WordPress functionality to check everything is working properly
11. Re-activate plugins, one by one, and check standard WordPress functionality as you activate each plugin to ensure everything is working properly
- If you’re using BuddyPress, it’s advised for you to update both WordPress and BuddyPress at the same time.
- You’ll experience a few funky jQuery issues if you don’t. They MUST be updated together.
- BuddyPress 1.2.9 has been released to ensure full compatibility with WordPress 3.2
- Make sure you deactivate BuddyrPress before upgrading your WordPress
Please refer to the following information if you are updating an install pre-WordPress 3.1.