This blog post is mostly a reminder to myself on how to update phpMyAdmin (and WordPress) the next time I need to do that. It turns out that updating is quite simple and mostly involves copying a few files:
- Download and unzip the new version of phpMyAdmin.
- Copy or move the unzipped folder with the new phpMyAdmin version next to the old phpMyAdmin folder (might be located under xampp).
- Copy config.inc.php from the old folder to the new one.
- Rename the old phpMyAdmin folder to e.g. phpMyAdmin<old version number> in case it is ever needed again.
- Rename the new directory to phpMyAdmin (from e.g. phpMyAdmin-126.96.36.199-all-languages).
I found (approximately) these instructions here: https://www.ostraining.com/blog/coding/update-phpmyadmin/
As a bonus, here is how to update WordPress:
- Temporarily set the variable max_execution_time in xampp\php\php.ini to a sufficiently large value, maybe 240 (seconds).
- Click on the update link on the WordPress dashboard
- Hopefully it does not time out. If it does, increase max_execution_time further.
- Set max_execution_time in php.ini back to the normal value (maybe 30).