The second and least used method of upgrading WordPress is the manual method. The method is least used mainly because the automatic method, discussed in the preceding section, is so quick and easy to accomplish. However, certain circumstances — probably related to the inability of your hosting environment to accommodate the automatic method — exist where you can manually upgrade WordPress, so we include the description of the process here.
To upgrade WordPress manually:
Refer to Steps 1 and 2 in the preceding “Upgrading WordPress Automatically” section.
This opens a dialog box that allows you to save the .zip file of the latest WordPress download package to your local computer, as shown in Figure 6-6.
The .zip file downloads to your selected location on your computer.
Use a program like WinZip (www.winzip.com).