Updating websites using ftp
Now that you’ve created a backup of your site’s core files, it’s time to download the latest version of Word Press from the official website.
Doing this will ensure that you’re updating to the latest stable release of the Word Press content management system.
In this post, we’ll walk you through a step-by-step tutorial on how to update Word Press using both FTP and SFTP. While it has the ability to handle minor releases by running the update automatically (i.e., without any input from the user), major releases need the website admin to initiate the update process from the Word Press back-end.If you’d like to enable automatic SFTP updates, add the following lines of code to your site’s , and the IP address with your own login credentials and IP address.However, if you’d like to be more hands-on with enabling SSH/SFTP updates for your Word Press website then you can always take the manual approach.If everything goes as planned, you should see a success message displayed across the screen moments after initiating the database update.According to the Word Press Codex, there are two ways to update using SFTP, the easiest of which is by using the SSH SFTP Updater Support plugin.