ProcessWireUpgrade by Ryan Cramer

Tool that helps you identify and install core and module upgrades. Also provides automatic notifications (at login) when upgrades are available.

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 http://modules.processwire.com.

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.

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 utility can be also used to upgrade any PW 2.5.20+ or newer site to the latest version.

This utility 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.

If your ProcessWire version is new enough to have the WireDatabaseBackup class (PW 2.5.14+) then this module will also give you the option of backing up your database.

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.

Requirements


  • ProcessWire 2.5.20 or newer

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

Twitter updates

  • This week ProcessWire (3.0.175) gained the ability to maintain separate read-only and read-write database connections to optimize scalability, cost and performance. The post covers why this can be so valuable and how to configure it in ProcessWire— More
    2 April 2021
  • ProcessWire 3.0.174 core updates: improvements to the new path/URL hooks and more— More
    12 March 2021
  • ProcessWire 3.0.173 adds several new requested features and this post focuses on one of my favorites: the ability to hook into and handle ProcessWire URLs, independent of pages— More
    5 March 2021

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #361
    In the 361st issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll take  closer look at a new third party module called Copy Markdown, and check out the latest weekly update from Ryan. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 10 April 2021
  • ProcessWire 3.0.175 adds new database scalability options
    This week ProcessWire gained the ability to maintain separate read-only and read-write database connections to optimize scalability, cost and performance. The post covers why this can be so valuable and how to configure it in ProcessWire.
    Blog / 2 April 2021
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“To Drupal, or to ProcessWire? The million dollar choice. We decided to make an early switch to PW. And in retrospect, ProcessWire was probably the best decision we made. Thanks are due to ProcessWire and the amazing system and set of modules that are in place.” —Unni Krishnan, Founder of PigtailPundits