Manually Update WordPress

Manual Update

These are the short instructions, if you want more check out the extended upgrade instructions. If you experience problems with the Three Step Update, you may want to review the more detailed upgrade instructions

For these instructions, it is assumed that your blog’s URL is

Step 1: Replace WordPress files

  1. Get the latest WordPress zip (or tar.gz) file.
  2. Unpack the zip file that you downloaded.
  3. Deactivate plugins.
  4. Delete the old wp-includes and wp-admin directories on your web host (through your FTP or shell access).
  5. Using FTP or your shell access, upload the new wp-includes and wp-admin directories to your web host, in place of the previously deleted directories.
  6. Upload the individual files from the new wp-content folder to your existing wp-content folder, overwriting existing files. Do NOT delete your existing wp-content folder. Do NOT delete any files or folders in your existing wp-content directory (except for the one being overwritten by new files).
  7. Upload all new loose files from the root directory of the new version to your existing wordpress root directory.

NOTE – you should replace all the old WordPress files with the new ones in the wp-includes and wp-admin directories and sub-directories, and in the root directory (such as index.php, wp-login.php and so on). Don’t worry – your wp-config.php will be safe.

Be careful when you come to copying the wp-content directory. You should make sure that you only copy the files from inside this directory, rather than replacing your entire wp-content directory. This is where your themes and plugins live, so you will want to keep them. If you have customized the default or classic themes without renaming them, make sure not to overwrite those files, otherwise you will lose your changes. (Though you might want to compare them for new features or fixes..)

Lastly you should take a look at the wp-config-sample.php file, to see if any new settings have been introduced that you might want to add to your own wp-config.php.

Step 1.5: Remove .maintenance file

If you’re upgrading manually after a failed auto-upgrade, delete the file .maintenance from your WordPress directory using FTP. This will remove the “failed update” nag message.

Step 2: Update your installation

Visit your main WordPress admin page at /wp-admin. You may be asked to login again. If a database upgrade is necessary at this point, WordPress will detect it and give you a link to a URL like Follow that link and follow the instructions. This will update your database to be compatible with the latest code. You should do this as soon as possible after step 1.

Step 3: Do something nice for yourself

If you have caching enabled, clear the cache at this point so the changes will go live immediately. Otherwise, visitors to your site (including you) will continue to see the old version (until the cache updates).

Your WordPress installation is successfully updated. That’s as simple as we can make it without Updating WordPress Using Subversion.

Consider rewarding yourself with a blog post about the update, reading that book or article you’ve been putting off, or simply sitting back for a few moments and letting the world pass you by.

Final Steps

Your update is now complete, so you can go in and enable your Plugins again. If you have issues with logging in, try clearing cookies in your browser.


If anything has gone wrong, then the first thing to do is go through all the steps in our extended upgrade instructions. That page also has information about some of the most common problems we see.

If you run into a request for FTP credentials with trying to update WP on a IIS server automatically, it may well be a matter of rights. Go into the IIS Management Console, and there to the application pool of your blog. In its advanced settings, change the Process Model Id into LocalSystem. Then on Sites, choose your blog, right click, click on Edit permissions and on security tab add authenticated users. That should do it.

If you experience problems after the upgrade, you can always restore your backup and replace the files with ones from your previous version from the release archive.

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I Want To Work From Home Online – The Truth About Affiliate Marketing

key to successThe Key To Affiliate Marketing:

Is having a Mentor who is passionate about helping you find your Passion.

Have you typed into the search engines something like “I want to work from home, no scams”?  Or “I want to work from home what can I do”? Then that usually means that you have a want or a need to want to be personally successful. Continue reading

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Free Online Business Advertising – Ways To Advertise Your Business Free

How Do I Advertise My Business Online

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This question is one of the main topics for so many people it doesn’t matter whether you are in MLM, Affiliate Marketing, Retail, or what ever it is you want to be viewed. Continue reading

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What Is The Secret of Affiliate Marketing?

How many gurus are there out there who want you to sign up with them? It is those people that charge you all your savings and then promise to show you how to have success. You have to pay money up front if you want to gain access to the inner circle and secrets to help you develop a system that will allow you to have duplication and success. Continue reading

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Affiliate Marketing Best Practices, Tips To Success

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First and foremost, one of the affiliate marketing best practices is to always remember that you are not alone.

Each and every one of us has hit a spot where we have felt like “no one cares” either about what we are promoting or selling.  Come to find out, this really isn’t true.  There are hundreds upon thousands of people in this world right now, that are trying to build an income with marketing online. Continue reading

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Keyword Research Training

What is a Website Keyword Tool?

Let’s start with “What is a keyword”?  A Keyword is the word or phrase used in search engines like Google or Bing to find information, products, and services.  Keywords are components to how a website is seen in the search engines, and this is where we get into Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Continue reading

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Affiliate Marketing Using Social Media

Social MediaWhy Use Social Media Marketing?  Affiliate marketing using social media can expand your business advertising to further reach more customers. Customers and targeted prospects are consistently interacting with brands through social media so having a strong presence on the web is the key to tap into their interest. If implemented correctly, marketing with social networks can bring remarkable success to your business.

What is Social Media Marketing?

Social marketing is only one type of internet marketing that uses various social media networks to gain communication and branding for a niche, business or even for a person marketing themselves.  Social media marketing primarily covers activities involving social sharing of content, videos, and images for marketing purposes.

This guide is created to provide you with the social media marketing information you need to better your business.  It gives affiliate marketers that are on small budgets an alternative to paying for social media marketing services.

Top 10 Benefits – Social Media Marketing

  1. Build Reputation – People make purchases based on emotions.  They purchase items that they feel they need or want.  By social networking, and branding yourself, individuals will “feel” as if they know you and can trust in the product that you are promoting.
  2. Strengthens Customer Loyalty – Social networking can increase customer loyalty because individuals are getting to know you as a person, not just a company.  “Trust in the person, Trust in the product”.
  3. Building Your List of Contacts and Leads – They say the money is in the list, well this still rings true for your contacts in Social Networking sites.  You can connect with those who have similar interests, not just where you live but all over the world.  Which will in turn enrich your life by learning new cultures and interests.
  4. Raising Self Esteem/Confidence – Raising your self esteem is a benefit of networking.  As humans we need to socialize and network, which leads to making friends and getting people to know and trust us.  All this leads to higher self esteem which makes you create a better position for yourself so that you and your business will grow.
  5. Keeps You Up To Date On Trends and Interests – By staying up date on the latest, helps you to create new information and content related to your product or service.  By knowing what people want, puts you in a better position over competition.
  6. Add To Your Knowledge – Learning how to Social Network is a skill in itself, but as you are working within the networks you are able to come up with new ideas and information from others that you may not have thought of yourself.  (Definition of networking)
  7. Free Advertising – Social Networks are free to join and make connections, with those connections, you can inform your network of new and improved products and services.  The fastest “word of mouth” advertising on the planet is through social networking.
  8. Adds To Your Ranking in Search Engines – by posting your website links, or promotional links, and they are clicked on by your social networks, it builds integrity through the search engines.
  9. Builds a Support System – if you are an affiliate marketer, social networking is one of the best ways to keep and retain those people who are in your downlines.  Stay connected for questions, comments, compliments, or constructive criticism.
  10. Feedback – Asking for feedback from your networks, shows individuals that you are open and honest.  It gives them the sense that they are also value by you as a person.  In turn, lets you know what you need to improve upon.


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Wealthy Affiliate Is More Than An Education Platform To Build A Thriving Business

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It’s an opportunity to make different choices about our life…Therefore the following verse is for anyone who feels stuck!

– For anyone who is struggling…

– Over-thinking it

– Trying too hard

– Getting frustrated

– Beating yourself up (for whatever reason)

– Resisting change

– Unaware that there is always another way

Or simply, a piece of wisdom to recall any time you find yourself in an unwanted situation.

“I walk down the street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in.

I am lost… I am helpless.

It isn’t my fault.

It takes forever to find a way out.

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend I don’t see it.

I fall in again.

I can’t believe I am in the same place.

But, it isn’t my fault.

It still takes me a long time to get out.

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I see it is there.

I still fall in. It’s a habit.

My eyes are open.

I know where I am.

It is my fault. I get out immediately.

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I walk around it.

I walk down another street.”

– Portia Nelson. There’s a whole in my sidewalk: The Romance of Self Discovery.

Wealthy Affiliate is more than an education platform to grow your business. It is a catalyst for personal change… to challenge our beliefs of self-worth… to challenge our beliefs around success and achievement… to show us the power of giving back… and much, much more.

It provides us an opportunity to realize there is always another road to travel… to get ourselves out of a rut… and to live the life that is and has always been intended for us, if we will just let it in.

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