drupal core needs regular updates - after backing up both drupal files and drupal database stages are as follows:

download latest version of drupal and copy the zip or tar.gz file to your server

unzip it - unzip drupal-8.7.7.zip was used to unzip the latest update

(or tar xzf drupal-8.7.7.tar.gz if you downloaded the tar file)

delete (or rename) the 'core' and 'vendor' folders

cut and paste the new core & vendor folders from the extracted zip archive

delete (or put in a new folder) all your top level files

cut & paste all the top level files from the extracted zip archive

run /update.php (for this site it would be https://boliston.co.uk/update.php

 

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