concrete5 — Updating

Overview

This article explains how to upgrade the version of your concrete5 site. You have two options to upgrade.

Upgrading via FTP

  1. View the following link for instructions on how to download concrete5 using an FTP client.
  2. Follow all steps up to extracting the .zip file contents.
  3. Once extracted, navigate into the directory titled concrete5.x.x.x. You will see a list of files and directories. Delete everything except the directory named concrete.
  4. In your FTP client, navigate to the directory above concrete5.x.x.x directory. This means you should see the directory name in your FTP client in the left pane. For example:
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  5. Upload this directory into your site's /update directory in the right pane.

    This will take several minutes as there are many files to upload.

  6. Log into your site at example.com/index.php/login.
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  7. Click the menu icon on the top right.
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  8. Choose System & Settings from the pop-out menu.
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  9. Under Update concrete5 click Apply Update.
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  10. You should see the new version available. Click Install Update.
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  11. A confirmation message displays once the update is complete.

Upgrading via SSH

  1. View the following link for instructions on how to download concrete5 via SSH.
  2. Follow all steps up to extracting the .zip file contents.
  3. Once extracted, navigate into the directory titled concrete5.x.x.x. You will see a list of files and directories. Use the rm command to delete everything except the directory named concrete. For example:
    [server]$ rm FILENAME
    [server]$ rm -rf DIRECTORY
  4. Navigate one directory up.
    [server]$ cd ..
  5. Copy the concrete5.x.x.x directory into your site's /updates directory.
    [server]$ cp -r ./concrete5.x.x.x /home/user/example.com/updates
  6. Log into your site at example.com/index.php/login.
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  7. Click the menu icon on the top right.
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  8. Choose System & Settings from the pop-out menu.
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  9. Under Update concrete5 click Apply Update.
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  10. You should see the new version available. Click Install Update.
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  11. A confirmation message displays once the update is complete.

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