This helps keep hackers at bay and keep your website strong.
While not a complicated procedure, Drupal 7 does not have an auto-update feature.
or composer update drupal/core --with-dependencies both give me "Nothing to install or update".
After some reading, I found this resource https://github.com/drupal-composer/drupal-project.
Upgrading Drupal core in a live website with a few contributed modules is a pretty straightforward process.
My folder structure is identical to the distribution, so /core and /vendor and /sites etc are all in the same folder, so I have obviously adjusted the file according. TL; DR - Can someone give me a kickstart to configuring my EXISTING, WORKING PRODUCTION SITES so I can use composer to update them, the usual Read Me's don't seem to work properly with sites that weren't also installed with composer.
But it doesn't matter what I do, I just get "Nothing to install or update" "Nothing to install or update" "Nothing to install or update" So, I'm beginning to think that composer update with or without dependencies REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE INSTALL THE DRUPAL 8 PROJECT WITH COMPOSER TO BEGIN WITH. The drupal-merge-plugin might help with not having to delete vendor or the lock file.
This section assumes that you have already installed Acquia Dev Desktop and synced it with your applications on Acquia Cloud.
The rsync utility is an incremental file transfer application that is can be used when upgrading modules or Drupal core.