This tutorial will walk you through upgrading a gpEasy installation with an FTP client. The process is the same regardless as to whether or not you use an FTP client, your server's upload manager, or some other method to upload the new files.
You can read the gpEasy documentation wiki on upgrading for a non-pictorial version.
I'll assume that you know how to use the default extraction utility or your own. In my case I use 7-zip.
It should be named gpEasy; however, it doesn't really matter what it is named.
The contents should look similar to what you see in this screen-shot.
For an upgrade we are really only concerned with the themes and include folders.
Launch your FTP client, in this example I'm using FileZilla, and navigate to the gpEasy folder on your desktop and the server folder you have gpEasy installed in.
Server root directory of gpEasy installation.
For this example I have gpEasy installed in the test folder within my trueacu.com folder. Therefore, the test folder is my root folder of this gpEasy installation.
This is the upgraded gpEasy include folder.
We now need to rename the include folder of your gpEasy installation on the server. Rename it to include_old
Now we need to rename the upgrade include_new folder we just uploaded to the server. Rename it to include
Now that we have uploaded the new include folder, and changed the names so the upgraded include folder is actually the include folder on the server we can test to see if the site is working.
Go to your site and make sure it is working properly. Log in and test things out. If it is then the upgrade was successful. Easy isn't it. Just one folder to upload.
Why did we do all this renaming jazz?
We did that just in case the new upgrade breaks your site. If it does all you need to do is change the names of the include folders so the old one is the main include folder again and your site is right back to where it was. It was nothing more than a safety measure.
Open the themes folders on the desktop and server.
Upload the themes you want to upgrade. This will over-write the theme on the server. It's safest to do your themes one at a time. This way you will make sure not to upload a theme that you don't want changed.
If you really want to upload the new themes and over-write the ones on your server then click OK.
Now test that your themes are working properly by visiting your site.
That's all there is to an upgrade in gpEasy. Upgrade the include folder, mandatory, and the themes folder, optional. Then test your site to make sure everything is working properly and settings haven't changed. Depending on the upgrade you may need to check your layouts, menu settings, etc. . . this all depends on how much has changed in gpEasy CMS since your last upgrade.