WordPress 2.7 Core Update Feature

I just realize that wordpress 2.7 that I install yesterday has other great feature :

Core Update

This feature need cooperation from your host, I’m lucky my hostmonster account support me well.

To apply it just click ‘stay updated

It will automatically download and install :

Upgrade WordPress

Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/nightly-builds/wordpress-latest.zip

Unpacking the core update

Verifying the unpacked files

Installing the latest version

Upgrading database

WordPress upgraded successfully

Click on dashboard to see current version of your wordpress :

To see list of webhosting that support it ( at least reported work ) you can visit Core Update Host Compatibility at codex.

Test install WordPress 2.7 Beta 2 : step by step

One of my client want to test wordpress 2.7, since it’s not ready for production phase he told me to set a blog and step by step guide for install wordpress NOT from ssh. He want to use file manager that exist in his hostmonster account. Still plenty of space and spare domain to try out 🙂


1. Hosting account

2. Domain

Steps :

Download WordPress

1. Download WordPress 2.7 Beta 2 from here and save the file to computer.

Prepare The File

2. Login to cpanel

3. Open File Manager