How do I UPDATE Word Press? I'm running LEMP, Ubuntu 12.04, Nginx?

I just want to update wordpress. As stated in the subject, I’m running a LEMP stack with Ubuntu 12.04, Nginx …etc.

How do I go about updating wordpress to the newest version? Thanks!

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@ Ben, <br> <br>The plugins update without an issue. They do not ask for FTP info. <br> <br>How do I add these permissions? I’ve never had to do that before. <br> <br>@ Jon, <br> <br>I’m trying to update it as a root user. So shouldn’t the root user have all permissions? I didn’t know it installed WP on the database under a specific user. I thought WP was installed on the server, then you create different users and set their permissions on the server to access those files. <br> <br>Thanks for your help!

@shaneharder, are you trying to update and the site is asking for FTP details? <br> <br>If so its a bit of a misnomer. Its more likely to be that you dont have the correct file and directory permissions on your WP installation for WP to update itself. <br> <br>They need to be: <br> <br>files 644 <br>directories 755 <br> <br>To confirm, if you try and add a plugin from the WP Dashboard does it ask you for FTP too?

Is your SFTP user the same user your website is running as?