How to Upgrade Wordpress: Manual upgrade


Tutorials - Tutorials

User Rating: / 0

STEP 1Backup the Database Tables and Files including .htaccess. You can refer to the WordPress backup tutorial for further instructions on how to complete this step.

STEP 2Deactivate Plugins

Deactivate all the Plugins you use from the plugin management page.

Some plugins might not work with the new WordPress version and in order to avoid discrepancies it would be best to deactivate all plugins. This will ensure that you won't end up with an upgraded but broken installation of WordPress after the upgrade process.

STEP 3Overwrite Files

  • Overwrite option 1: Get the latest WordPress version from Wordpress download page and upload it to the WordPress directory, overwriting all the files that exist there. This will preserve your images and themes.
  • Overwrite option 2: Deleting your old files on the server and uploading the newer files from the new version you've downloaded is an alternative which will ensure that the files on the server have been replaced for sure.

If you are not sure how to do this, we recommend you to refer to our FTP tutorial where you will find step by step instructions how to upload files.

Which option is better?

Generally, it is a good idea to delete whatever is possible because the uploading (or upgrading through cPanel) process may not correctly overwrite an existing file and that may cause problems later.

STEP 4Run the upgrade script

Visit your blog's Upgrade Page ( and follow the instructions that are displayed.

STEP 5Reactivate Plugins one by one

Activate your plug-ins, one by one, at the Plugin Management Page. Check if everything works as expected.

If any plugin does not work, deactivate it and then you might contact the plugin author to encourage the author to upgrade the plugin.

About Us

Royal Developer Top three Web Designing and Web Development Company in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. Royal Developer Best SEO Company in Dehradun takes pride in its philosophy of 'Employee First' which empowers to create a real value for the customers. Royal Developer can offer Best and cheap Website Development Software Development & SEO Services. We are the Best service Provider of SEO, SEM, SMO Services Company in Uttarakhand. Web Designing Course in Dehradun, Web Designing Classes in Dehradun, Web Design Training Institute in Dehradun, Web designing institute in dehradun, Best institute for web designing in dehradun, Web development training in dehradun, Web development course in dehradun, Web Designing Training in Dehradun.


- Contact Information - 

Add : RDIT Services Pvt Ltd, 3rd Floor, RGM Plaza, Above Chandu Canteen,
          23 Chakrata Road, Dehradun - 248001, Uttarakhand, India

Email : 


 : +91 8171200108, +91 8979462451,
                                  +91 7895753921

Quick Enquiry Form

Enter your full name

Enter your valid email address

Enter your correct mobile number

Invalid Input

Your Message
Invalid Input

Enter Code
Enter Code
  RefreshInvalid Input


You are here: Home Tutorials How to Upgrade Wordpress: Manual upgrade