Manually upgrade to WordPress 3.6 without dying in the attempt


Upgrade from a version of WordPress to another superior is very easy, so easy that this article will be really short.

Actually since version 2.7 it is not necessary to do this manually, since WordPress includes a system of automatic updates that you will find in Tools »Update  and that changed in version 3.0 to Desktop »Updates.

Everything that follows is done at your own risk. Remember to always have a backup of your WordPress database and files

The first thing we must do is download the latest version of WordPress, if possible in Spanish.

We unzip the folder and we only have to copy or overwrite the new files, for the old ones, except the file wp-config.php or some other that we have modified manually.

Finally, we just have to put in the browser:


And click on the button that says: Update database, or something like that. That's it!! It's over!! Donate !!

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  1.   3rn3st0 said

    Sooo grateful! I did not imagine that the solution was so simple and that, in addition, the response to my request was so fast.

    Again I reiterate my thanks.

    Greetings from Venezuela!

    1.    elav said

      You're welcome. A pleasure to help !!

      1.    let's use linux said

        A groso, Elav!

  2.   Manuel de la Fuente said

    I just clicked "Update" and that's it. *Yao Ming*

    I already had backup because BackWPup automatically backs up the entire blog every day and saves it to Dropbox. 😉

  3.   eliotime3000 said

    I knew that a long time ago, but since I don't use free hosting anymore, I don't use it much.

    Now, the problem is with Drupal, since for automatic update drush is used, and for manual update, it is to create a folder as an installation profile and from there update.

    1.    Manuel de la Fuente said

      That's what you get for betraying WordPress. 😛

      1.    eliotime3000 said

        No, it's nothing for that. Most of the time it was layer 8 bugs, so it's like you're installing Arch or Slackware for the first time. Nothing else.

        Oh, by the way, Drupal 8 is coming, and it will continue to be the same as KISS in terms of BD management and with its usual framework.

        Regarding WordPress, I quit because it didn't allow me to put up a decent forum (I don't like BBPress from my subjective perspective, so I like Drupal's advanced forum module).

    2.    elav said

      Drupal and Joomla: I both hate them with all my being, really.

      1.    Ozkar said

        Holy Dio! Burn it up and throw it in the river !! Don't tell me that you prefer WP over Drupal? To Jommla as if you flush it down the toilet, and pull the chain soon it floats!

        1.    elav said

          I choose, I go off the hook and I prefer WordPress a thousand times over Drupal.

          1.    Manuel de la Fuente said

            + One billion to your two comments. 😀

          2.    eliotime3000 said

            In case of having a UNIFIED forum, blog and other service, I recommend using Drupal. That is why I opted for that CMS.

        2.    eliotime3000 said

          Joomla! I do not like it for nothing. It has been changing from Guatemala to Guatemala, so I decided to use Drupal and not Joomla.

          1.    Ozkar said


  4.   Miguel said

    I'm with so I don't need to do any of that hehehehe

  5.   Yoyo said

    I'm on so I don't have to do anything: trollface:

    1.    Manuel de la Fuente said

      And it doesn't let you do almost anything either. 😛

      1.    elav said

        Well, not everyone can have their own server 🙁

        1.    eliotime3000 said

          Well, I started with free hosting as the son of his mother from 0.00 Webhost.

          1.    shini-kire said

            ooohhh that hosting sucks xD

    2.    eliotime3000 said

      But try to do that on a free Wednesday hosting (0.00 Webhost) and it took forever. So I used the manual method and everything was great, I didn't even need to make backups and my blog was still standing (now they blocked it because its terms and conditions were too ambiguous and the admins trolled me).

  6.   let's use linux said

    Snif… let's use linux…. sniff ... haha!

    1.    Manuel de la Fuente said


      1.    dwarf said

        And then "nano you're a troll" See? I am the good one

        1.    eliotime3000 said

          At least the trolls are quality. Good thing the Akismet has had a good sense of hunting shoddy trolls.

          1.    Manuel de la Fuente said

            Hahaha, the worst thing is that it's not trolling. It's serious, I didn't understand. : S

    2.    eliotime3000 said

      ROFLMAO !!! You made my day with this comment.

  7.   gabriel said

    Another with here.

  8.   juancvas said

    Good contribution, but I would like to know which files wordpress updates when it is done automatically, since I want to modify some manually but I do not know if it loses work when updating

  9.   NLP Higher School said

    Thanks, you saved me a few hours of suffering and a few bumps on the forehead against the desk 😀