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[resolved] 3.1 - Looking for an easy way to revert to 3.0.5 (9 posts)

  1. GlenT
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Moderators, please don't delete this post:

    I'm on a deadline (tomorrow). Is it possible to delete all the files and restore an image of 3.0.5 from backup, but without changing the database (I don't have an image of the database that is pre - 3.1). Will that work?

  2. neo123
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    yes i did same today

  3. scythe944
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You really don't have to do anything to the database at all.

    You just have to follow the upgrade (manual instructions) steps 7-8, but use the old 3.0.5 zip file instead.

    Instructions are here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress_Extended

    Old versions are here:
    http://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/

    Basically, delete your wordpress files (except for the ones outlined by the Updating WordPress Extended instuctions (link above).

    Then, upload version 3.0.5 and extract it. Visit your site and login, continue with the "database upgrade" even though it's a downgrade.

    That's it!

  4. swpnclr
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    get the previous version you were running, then unzip it ... copy everything but the wp-content folder to where ever your WP folder/files are ... and when you go to open your site-admin it may tell you it needs to do a database update click ok to that and bam every thing is back up and running.

    good luck. I did exactly that after turning a few hairs gray and I got my wp back up. I hope this helps.

  5. GlenT
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    get the previous version you were running, then unzip it ... copy everything but the wp-content folder to where ever your WP folder/files are ... and when you go to open your site-admin it may tell you it needs to do a database update click ok to that and bam every thing is back up and running.

    This worked for me. Thank you VERY much to all three of you. I seem to have a working 3.0.5 system back.

    Lesson learned... ;)

  6. magonzalez987
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    thanks

    i spend like half an hour trying to backup everytihng

    now i will never update to a wordpress version again

  7. echodave
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for this. Exactly what I needed to do as well.

  8. wordpressn00b77
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    swpnclr, you have saved the day! Thank you so much for putting this in simple words I could follow. Our site is back up and running! What a relief.

    I won't be upgrading again until I am SURE it is safe to do so!

  9. stevek1ng
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This post saved my life today. Thankyou

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