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How do I revert to a prior version of WP? (7 posts)

  1. Martan
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I'm having problems with WP 3.6 and want to revert back to WP 2.5.2.

    How do I do that?

    Thanks.

  2. VD11
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Oh, you really don't want to do that. It will make more problems than you currently have. Unfortunately, "upgrading" is kind of a no-undo type of thing (but not impossible to undo, of course). You should always wait until something is a couple months old and all the bugs are worked out before upgrading. Sorry, but you're pretty much stuck with it :)

  3. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @Martan - it's really not a good idea to go back because of security risks. What problems are you having?

    Waiting a couple of months is also not generally a good idea, again, because of security.

  4. Martan
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Thanks. I've learned my lesson.

  5. VD11
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    "Waiting a couple of months is also not generally a good idea, again, because of security"

    How so? As with anything coded, you always want to wait until all the kinks are worked out before subjecting yourself to it. You never want to put yourself in a position of being the guinea pig. Unless you enjoy that sort of thing :)

  6. hmclean
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @Martan - the best path to updating is to make a backup just before you do the update. If you have serious problems, you can restore from that backup. Of course, it's wise to test your backup strategy and backup files, too.

    If you don't have a backup to revert to, have you looked at the 3.6 Master list for known issues and how to go about fixing things?
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/troubleshooting-wordpress-36-master-list?replies=5

    Good luck.

  7. How so? As with anything coded, you always want to wait until all the kinks are worked out before subjecting yourself to it. You never want to put yourself in a position of being the guinea pig. Unless you enjoy that sort of thing :)

    All versions are tested a LOT before being released. That should not be a concern :)

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