How to update the wordpress manually

How to update the wordpress manually 1


Update Old wordpress version to the Latest WordPress version

Follow the below steps to update wordpress to the latest version.

1. Download the zip file from –


2. unzip the downloaded zip file


3. Now go to project directory and delete the wp-admin and wp-includes and replace it with new downloaded wp-includes annd wp-admin

4. Move the wp-admin and wp-includes in project directory

mv wp-admin wp-includes chiraag/

5. Now check the worpress admin area you can see the update .

Method 2

Create ftp user and mention the project directory to it

useradd -d /var/www/html techouse

Set password

passwd techouse  
  chown -R techouse:techouse myproject_directory

Now add created users group to default web server user


sudo vim /etc/group


Now do to wp-admin

click update button, it ask for the ftp details. Enter the created user and password

It will take some time.

Issues reported while updating

Unable to locate WordPress Content directory (wp-content)

vim wp-config.php (add below lines in the end)

if(is_admin()) {
add_filter('filesystem_method', create_function('$a', 'return "direct";' ));
define( 'FS_CHMOD_DIR', 0751 );

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