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How to update WordPress?

I isntalled WordPress in my VPS, now WordPress released a new version, I want to update it, how I should to do? When I click the WordPress update url, it need enter FTP username and password, but my VPS does not seem to install FTP.

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If you’re using Ubuntu, the relevant command is <code>sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /path/to/WordPress_directory</code>

If anyone else is on Ubuntu 16.04 use sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www. Updates work for me now

@shanelharder: <br> <br>You are absolutely right. I only skimmed the tutorial to try and see what you did. The Wordpress folder should be in /var/www and the paste you post does indeed confirm that it is. Very sorry! So yes, <br> <br><pre> <br>sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www <br></pre> <br> <br>is correct. <br> <br>As for being scared of the process, one of the great things about being able to take snapshots of your droplet and spin up temporary ones for pennies is that you can just test it out on a throw-away droplet with out worries. And always make a backup! =)