ProcessWireUpgrade by Ryan Cramer

Tool that helps you identify and install core and module upgrades.

ProcessWire Upgrade

Provides core and module upgrade notifications and optionally installation from the admin.

Can be used to upgrade your ProcessWire core or any module that is available from https://processwire.com/modules/.

Requires ProcessWire 3.x

Please note before using this tool


Files installed by this tool are readable and writable by Apache, which may be a security problem in some hosting environments. Especially shared hosting environments where Apache runs as the same user across all hosting accounts. If in doubt, you should instead install core upgrades and/or modules and module upgrades manually through your hosting account (FTP, SSH, etc.), which is already very simple to do. This ensures that any installed files are owned and writable by your user account rather than Apache.

Even if you don't use this tool to install the upgrades, this tool is still useful in identifying when upgrades are available.

Core Upgrades


This tool checks if upgrades are available for your ProcessWire installation. If available, it will download the update. If your file system is writable, it will install the update for you. If your file system is not writable, then it will install upgrade files in a writable location (under /site/assets/cache/) and give you instructions on what files to move.

Options to upgrade from the master or dev branch are available.

This tool makes versioned backup copies of any files it overwrites during the upgrade. Should an upgrade fail for some reason, you can manually restore from the backups should you need to.

After installing a core upgrade, you may want to manually update the permissions of installed files to be non-writable to Apache, depending on your environment.

Module Upgrades


Uses web services from modules.processwire.com to compare your current installed versions of modules to the latest remote versions available. Provides upgrade links when it finds newer versions of modules you have installed.

After installing module upgrades, you may want to manually update the permissions of installed files to be non-writable to Apache, depending on your environment.

Install and use modules at your own risk. Always have a site and database backup before installing new modules.

Twitter updates

  • New main/master version of ProcessWire that has more than 220 commits, resolves more than 80 issues, adds numerous new features, performance improvements and optimizations, and consumes HALF the disk space of our previous release— More
    13 May 2022
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    22 April 2022
  • ProcessWire 3.0.198 core updates: in this post we take a closer look at 3 useful new features added in this version— More
    15 April 2022

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #418
    In the 418th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll cover recent highlights, share some tips and tricks, and check out the new master version of ProcessWire, 3.0.200. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 14 May 2022
  • ProcessWire 3.0.200 new master/main version
    This new main/master version has more than 220 commits, resolves more than 80 issues, adds numerous new features, performance improvements and optimizations, and consumes HALF the disk space of our previous release. This post covers all the details.
    Blog / 13 May 2022
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