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How do you upgrade from one nightly to another? (17 posts)

  1. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The codex states the instructions only work for 1.2, so if it's a different process of upgrading from one nightly to another, what is it? I have backed up all my files - do I really need to back up my database? The database only has test posts that I don't really care for.

    What you need back up is a little confusing anyway - one site says, back up any files you need (that narrows it down) or delete all the files - which is it?

    Please advise.

    Thank you

  2. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Quick and dirty way to upgrade would be to overwrite the old files with the new ones and run upgrade.php

  3. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Always a good idea to backup first.

    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/backup/

  4. miahz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I used the upgrade instructions from Codex to upgrade from a 1.3 nightly to a 1.5 nightly and it worked fine.
    As macmanx said: "backup first." I saved my database with phpMyAdmin and the actual files via FTP.

    I personally went with the delete everything then upload the new nightly files method. Since i just backed up everything, i could just copy back anything i still needed. Then run upgrade.php. No problems. That was with the 2005-01-22 nightly, and i'm about to do it all again with a more recent one.

  5. miahz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  6. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    si you overwrite ALL the files and then run the upgrade?? Hmmm I'll give it a shot, thanks.

  7. miahz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Actually, you delete the old files first, then upload the new ones, because sometimes all the files aren't overwritten. Just a precaution.

  8. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Bugger - well I already overwrote the files, and did the upgrade...

    Now I have a little problem - I thought everything looked fine...until I tried to make a post....

    Clicking write post brings up nothing but the Press It box and another box which says drafts #2. There is no page to write any content in. Write Pages looks fine, but there's nothing for Write Post.

    Should I delete all the files and upgrade the upgrade again?

  9. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I guess. Delete everything away, upload the latest, and run upgrade.php. Some ftp clients suck at overwriting.

  10. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Not a bad idea!

  11. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That seems to have done the trick - thanks guys

  12. xyretp21
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    regarding the nightly CVS upgrade. Here's my experience (repeated):

    - overwriting the current install usually causes problems of
    a wierd nature
    - install base in a clean directory, move the wp-contents/
    & other custom and the wp-config.php file to the fresh
    install. Works every time.

  13. ziddey
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i've been doing a "cvs update -Pd" every night in my wordpress directory

  14. LuigiMartini
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Just to resume this thread:

    a) if the codex instructions (http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress) apply, can I edit:
    If the upgrade is minor (1.2.1 –→ 1.2.2)...
    into
    If the upgrade is minor (1.2.1 –→ 1.2.2 or 1.5-beta –→ 1.5)...

    b) if the codex instructions do not apply, can somebody (I can't, myself) condense this thread into new 1.5 dedicated instuctions on the codex?

  15. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 9 years ago #

    They do apply.

  16. LuigiMartini
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Codex edited. Thank you.

  17. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 9 years ago #

    No, thank you.

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