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[resolved] Have The Upgrade Procedures Changed?! (7 posts)

  1. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi am about to upgrade to the latest 2.3.2 and it says in the readme.html:

    Before you upgrade anything, make sure you have backup copies of any files you may have modified such as index.php.
    Upgrading from any previous WordPress to 2.3:
    1. Delete your old WP files, saving ones you've modified.
    2. Upload the new files.
    3. Point your browser to /wp-admin/upgrade.php.
    4. You wanted more, perhaps? That's it!

    I have successfully upgraded for 2 years and this is the first time I've read the readme.html in many months... in the past we also had to backup /wp-content/ folder but now should we delete that too (and only keep the templates)?

    I ask this question because I believe in the past it was clear that we should keep /wp-content/, but it seems we need to delete that too... pls advise!

  2. BPartch
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No, leave the wp-content folder alone. :)

  3. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No, leave the wp-content folder alone. :)

    You might want to review this. Notice that one of the files changed lives in that directory.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_2.3.2#List_of_Files_Revised

    I believe that there was some modifications to several of the "how to upgrade" pages -- the instigator of the change I do not know. I do know, however, that part of the problem with the OLD instructions was that people were NOT upgrading their themes, even IF it was kubrick,and for a good while there were significant changes made to kubrick that were security related. And the changes, generally speaking, were not being applied because people were ignoring anything inside wp-content/

    Toss askimet into the mix and there you go. That might or might not explain something.

  4. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes, you're right. I see on that page now that this file has been changed in wp-content:

    wp-content\plugins\akismet\akismet.php

    Ah, so troublesome.... I hope in the future there can be one sole location for the upgrade instructions... I would have missed the link that @whooami gave if I only followed OTHER instructions. :(

  5. BPartch
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Oops! I guess I did miss a plug in upgrade in there.

    Not listed here:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress_Extended

    Wouldn't it make more sense if the Askimet plug in was upgraded as other plug ins are, and not part of a version upgrade?

  6. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I think it makes sense, too. Or rather, like I said: put all the upgrade information in ONE location, because currently different pages on wordpress.org have different information on how to upgrade.

    Someone with admin privileges on the website needs to sit down for a few hours and organize things on wordpress.org. ;)

  7. checkonetwo
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    For better or worse... I replaced/overwrote/updated each of the specific files that are new in 2.3.2 and... upgrade.php says that no more updating is needed.

    In the dashboard, though, it says the update is needed... and, coincidentally or not (since I hadn't previously tested this)... any attempt to "publish" a post is met with a blank screen.

    Help is certainly appreciated.

    Thanks.

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