I'm wondering what is the best method to upgrade WordPress, is it the "One Click" method or "Manual" update. I've used both methods, part of my process is to first test upgrades on my local machine after taking backups.

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One Click method should be fine unless you're getting an error or you know you have some sort of customization in place that would require you to manually update in order not to overwrite certain files, or something. I think you'd know if you need to do it manually. Just backup your database and files first if you're uncertain.

  • Thanks for the feedback. I used the "Manual" update process to upgrade the dev copy of a site. While the process was smooth and gives you some insight into how WordPress works, it leads to some downtime on the site.
    – brandozz
    Commented Jun 17, 2015 at 12:57

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