Bigger picture attached below
[ed. note: mrhaw last edited this post 5 years, 11 months ago.]
Thanks for posting this helpful visual of the process.
The first edition had no 4 repeating
I realized that after sending it out on all social channels...
Great post by BobRay on securing your MODX website: http://bobsguides.com/blog.html/2015/05/05/hardening-your-modx-site/
My attempt with this infograph was to show that it's not too hard later upgrade your website.
I guess I just do it the dumb way.
1. Move the core.
2. Edit the three core.config.php files to point to the new location.
3. Rename the assets, connectors and manager folders.
4. Edit the config.inc.php file and fix the paths and URLs.
5. Delete the core/cache directory.
That's all. Well, there is the possibility of having a path or URL hard-coded in the database somewhere, but while I've heard of this I've never actually had it happen.
How do you upgrade that now?
I do the new/old renaming and copying for core, manager and connectors. I missed the point about this being an upgrade, I thought it was referring to the initial hardening.
@mrhaw Why don't you just merge the new core with the old one? I upgrade my MODX-sites in that way and have never had problems with it.
I think that is also much faster than your way of upgrading.
Since the site is backed up, you could also just delete all the old core files except config.inc.php (being careful not to overwrite it when you copy in the new files).
I think further steps would be necessary if you've renamed the manager and/or connectors directories.