If you need to update Magento 2 Blog Extension by Magefan, please follow the steps below. Note that the update instructions depend on the method blog extension was installed with.

Attention! Before the update, we strongly recommend to create a backup of your Magento 2 files and database.

 

Update using composer

If the blog module was installed via the composer (check if vendor/magefan/module-blog folder exists), then you need to run these simple CLI commands in Magento 2 directory:

composer remove magefan/module-NAME
composer require magefan/module-NAME ^x.x.x
# replace NAME with:
# blog - for blog extension
# blog-plus - for blog plus extension
# blog-extra - for blog extra extension
# replace x.x.x with the version you want to use
php bin/magento setup:upgrade
php bin/magento setup:di:compile
php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

 

Update using FTP

If the blog module was installed via FTP (check if app/code/Magefan/Blog folder exists), then follow these commands:

1. Download the latest version of blog extension archive from magefan.com.

2. Extract archive.

3. Using FTP, copy app folder from the archive to your Magento 2 Directory. During the upload please replace all existing files.

Update Magento 2 extension via FTP

4. Run update CLI commands in Magento 2 directory:

php bin/magento setup:upgrade
php bin/magento setup:di:compile
php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

 

Post-update

Once the update has been performed, you need to check all blog customizations that you have (e.g. blog templates and layouts in your theme, custom modules that extend blog module) and define if you need to update them.