Manual Update to Drupal 8.4 - without Drush or Composer

by Progonat   Last Updated December 28, 2017 22:07 PM

Is it possible to upgrade Drupal from 3.7 to 8.4 without Drush or Composer?

Even though I have used composer I am not comfortable with using terminal/console command lines operations. So far used composer to install and remove modules. That's about it.

Looked at manual update options. There are no instructions yet for this method. https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/update/update-core-manually-via-gui-option-1

This is what I am planning on doing.

Download and extract the latest version of Drupal from here.

  • Backup your database through PHPMyAdmin and website before proceeding.
  • Put site in maintenance mode by navigation to configuration -> maintenance mode
  • Remove ‘core’ and ‘vendor’ directory project dir.
  • Upload the core directory from the Drupal 8.4 version downloaded.
  • Upload .htaccess,composer.lock and composer.json files from the downloaded Drupal to project.
  • Upload vendor directory from the download Drupal version to your project.
  • Go to site.com/update

Am I missing something? Or should I figure out the composer route?



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