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How difficult will it be to upgrade to 1.x? (10 posts)

  1. mtanner
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    For those of us too busy, confused, unaware, etc. to download nightly builds how difficult will the upgrage to to the new full release of WP ? I remeber upgrading from 0.72 to 1.01 and I would hate to have to go through what i did, again.
    I run wp-admin/upgrade.php from time to time which says
    "This file upgrades you from any previous version of WordPress to the latest. It may take a while though, so be patient. "
    Does this really do this? Or will additional steps be needed?

  2. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    dunno why, i had no problem upgrading from .72 to 1.01
    and i upgraded atleast 3 blogs...

  3. southerngal
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have yet to upgrade from 1.0 to 1.01, I'm still waiting for the next release I guess. I always upgrade to a beta then a few days later a full release is made public. ;p
    What did you have to go through that was so horrible?

  4. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    well, geez, SG, what are you waiting for? The rest of use want 1.1 now.... upgrade today, so we can upgrade this weekend!
    ;P
    TG

  5. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    1.1-beta has been out for quite some time. ;-)

  6. southerngal
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    *LOL* TG! That's how it works, I swear. ;)
    mtanner, you did make it sound horrible or something. *LOL* I too have a lot of mods done with my blog, but you know what, it's easier when you paste them into a notepad file and save it that way. I love WP 1.0 and I'm anxiously awaiting the next non-beta release as I don't like buggies. ;)
    I did have to work back to my layout, but that's the only real bug I don't mind. I had no problem importing my b2 posts when I switched to WP .72, sorry to hear you did though.

  7. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    upgrade.php upgrades things in the database. You still need to upload all of the new files before running the upgrade.
    http://wordpress.org/nightly/ is the link where 1.1-beta is. I think it's been beta for a week or two at least.

  8. michelv
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just for the record: if you're going to use nightly builds, do so on test blogs for debugging. Using a nightly build on a production website is not wise.
    mtanner, the upgrade.php script is done in such a way that you will likely not experience any problem or have to deal with details. It just silently upgrades your WP database, and does so in a sensible manner: if it found that it already updated it, it won't run the queries again.
    ( Please note that this behaviour can break in nightly builds, as experienced recently, so you're better off upgrading to 1.0.1 and wait for the next real release. )

  9. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Or you can live on the edge... ;-)

  10. Tombo
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    What about downgrading from 1.2 alpha to 1.01?

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