Update Wordpress without Losing Content

Refresh Wordpress without losing the content.

Log in to your website via FTP or cPanel and navigate to wp-content/themes/ and find your old design. Learn how to switch to a new release without losing work. Here is a how-to guide on how to update the plug-in to a new release by hand. Using this step-by-step guide, you can update a free or paid copy to the latest one. You have two options to update the plug-in to the latest release manually: In order to update to the latest release without losing your current work, you can perform the following steps:

Go to the plug-in options in your WordPress client, make sure that there is the Keep Files When Removing the plug-in checkbox and the checkbox is on. It is enabled by defaults. Only available for certain releases. Don't use this approach if this is not an available feature in your plug-in.

Go to the Plugins -> Installed Plugins command in your WordPress baking system, disable the plug-in and remove it. Disregard the message "Are you sure you want to remove these directories and data" and click on the Yes, remove these directories and these directories icon. It is a default WordPress caution.

Installation and activation of the new plug-in zipped installer. Delete all possible caches: When you have a WordPress js/css miniify or WordPress box plug-in already on your system, e.g. W3 Total or WP Super, empty all boxes from the plug-in. A few of the web host, such as GoDaddy, DreamHost, will also store web data.

Delete the web host cache before you start the test. Ask your web host about how to delete your web cache, or how to delete it. Delete your web browser's memory prior to trying. Extract the new version.zip on your harddisk. Load the extracted directory onto your WordPress webservers, in the directory wp-content/plugins/, and replace the available directory with the same name.

Make sure that you have deleted the current directory. If there is a clash with the name of the directory, either your computer program or a files program will generate a duplicate directory instead of replacing the current one. If this is the case, you can first remove the current directory and then load the new one. Erase all possible caches:

When you have a WordPress js/css miniify or WordPress box plug-in already on your system, e.g. W3 Total or WP Super, empty all boxes from the plug-in. A few of the web host, such as GoDaddy, DreamHost, will also store web file caching. Delete the web hosters' web page credentials before starting the test.

Ask your web host about how to delete your web cache, or how to delete it. Delete your web browser's memory prior to trying.

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