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Clients Old WP Version 2.3.1 - Best Way To Update (4 posts)

  1. keithapearson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    A new client of mine has finally accepted that he needs to update WP and has given me the task of updating his older version. It was only when I got into his admin and to my sheer horror, saw he was running V2.3.1. from 2007!

    The problem is that this version doesn't allow for auto-updates so I'm wondering if it's even possible to update is or should I just bite the bullet and start with a fresh install? If it were not for the fact he's got over 300 posts, I'd certainly just go for the latter but if there is a relatively painless way to update this old version, I'd be delighted to hear it.

    Thanks in anticipation.

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress#Manual_Update

    you'll have to update incrementally
    2.3.1 -> 2.5 -> 2.7 -> 2.9.2
    from there you can do the auto upgrade

    remember to de-activate all plugins and switch to default theme 1st

    http://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/

  3. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Don't forget to do a full backup of files & database first

  4. keithapearson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks.

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