Drupal Themes - Drupal Upgrade
How to upgrade your current Drupal application
In case your website is running on the Drupal application, you may be interested in upgrading it to the latest versions. Websitetemplates.bz is about to explain how to do it in several simple steps.
Note: before involving into the upgrade process, make sure to make a full backup of your current website!
Step 1. Log on to the official Drupal website
, which is www.drupal.org to download the latest release of Drupal application to your local hard drive.
Now as the download is completed, you may upload this Drupal version to your website: create the new folder in public_html folder and name it new_drupal (or any other name) and now upload files of the new version here. After uploading, extract these files via cPanel > File Manager.
Step 2. As soon as this version is uploaded to new_drupal folder, copy all the necessary files and folders from the old Drupal version to the new one. Make sure you have made the full backup of your website! Go to the folder with your backup and copy the .htaccess file with all the sited and files directories to upload them into new_drupal folder by overwriting the current files.
Now go to cPanel > File Manager > public_html > new_drupal and edit the update.php file:
Find the code line $access_check = TRUE; and replace it with $access_check = FALSE;
Make sure you have saved the changes.
Step 3. Log on to http://yourdomainname.com/new_drupal/update.php replacing yourdomainname.com with your own URL.
Find the link "Run the database upgrade script" and follow the instructions. Make sure there are no errors reported.
After all, go back to cPannel > File Manager to edit update.php file:
Replace $access_check = FALSE; with $access_check = TRUE;
To check the working of the updated version, log on to http://yourdomainname.com/new_drupal/
Step 4. To finish the updating process you can rename the old folder or even delete it, however, rename the folder new_drupal into Drupal folder to put the new version live.
Finally your website is running the cutting edge version of Drupal application.