Updating ExpressionEngine 3¶
This guide will help you update your site from a previous version of ExpressionEngine 3 to the latest version of ExpressionEngine 3.
If you are upgrading from ExpressionEngine 2 to ExpressionEngine 3, see Upgrading from ExpressionEngine 2.
1. Backup and Prepare¶
2. Copy Files¶
Working either locally with your backed up files, or on the server (not recommended), copy the following files from the newly downloaded release to your site:
3. Run The Update Wizard¶
Go to your site’s control panel URL (typically found at
http://example.com/system/) and follow the on-screen instructions to update ExpressionEngine.
4. Clean up¶
You’re Done! ExpressionEngine is now fully updated. But before you go…
- If the updater could not automatically rename the installer, rename or remove
system/ee/installer/directory manually. The installer directory can be safely removed after installing ExpressionEngine.
- Review the Version Notes since they outline any version-specific changes that you may need to make to your installation.
- Review file permissions if something isn’t working quite right.