how do i update wordpress on webfaction?
September 20, 2008 2:59 AM   Subscribe

how do i update wordpress on webfaction? I have a blog hosted on webfaction that is built on wordpress. I am currently using version 2.2.2 and I need to update. The latest version of wordpress is available on webfaction however I do not know how to go about performing the update. Can someone help me?
posted by Paleoindian to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
 
Is using FTP an option? Or do you want to do a 1 Click Install type thing through Webfaction itself?
posted by Solomon at 3:29 AM on September 20, 2008


I'd say that if Ask Metafilter can help with this better than contacting Webfaction's tech support, then it's time to switch web hosts.
posted by winston at 5:16 AM on September 20, 2008


as far as i can tell, there is no 1 click option for updating. I'll try anything i need direction though, and yes webfaction's interface stinks
posted by Paleoindian at 5:25 AM on September 20, 2008


OK, updating via FTP is probably going to be your best bet, then. There are some instructions here.

Or, you could try using the Wordpress Automatic Update plugin, which will do most of the work for you.

Either way, you're going to need to know your FTP credentials. If you don't know what they are, you'll need to ask your host.
posted by Solomon at 6:04 AM on September 20, 2008


There is no one click webfaction way to update.. You will need to just follow wordpresses instructions via FTP. You should be able to login to FTP with your control panel password and username.
I use webfaction, btw and I love them!
posted by majikstreet at 10:35 AM on September 20, 2008


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