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

  • ProcessWire 3.0.190 has 15 commits relative to 3.0.189 and contains a mixture of issue resolutions and feature additions. We’ll review these below, in addition to updates for the PageAutosave and ProFields Table modules— More
    3 December 2021
  • Great video by @jlahijani that demonstrates his ProcessWire page builder using ProFields Repeater Matrix, the new Page Autosave + Live Preview module and Uikit 3— youtube.com/watch?v=Rb5kiU…
    13 November 2021
  • More development on page automatic save this week, plus the addition of live preview— More
    12 November 2021

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #394
    In the 394th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll share the latest ProcessWire news and updates, including some highlights from the support forum, the latest weekly update from Ryan, and more. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 27 November 2021
  • ProcessWire 3.0.190 core updates
    ProcessWire 3.0.190 has 15 commits relative to 3.0.189 and contains a mixture of issue resolutions and feature additions. This post covers them all, in addition to updates for the PageAutosave and ProFields Table modules.
    Blog / 3 December 2021
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