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[resolved] Incremental Update? 2.6 to 3.05 (10 posts)

  1. transformer617
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just received a request from a potential client to update his wp site to the current version from what he's now running (2.6). It's a large site, if that makes a difference.

    Can someone let me know what potential risks I might be facing -- I've never updated a site below 2.7. I expect there might be issues with plugins, maybe even the theme. What else can I look for? And how difficult is it to assess possible problems beforehand? Any ideas about how much work might be involved? This won't be an automatic update obviously :)
    TIA
    Bill

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    you are correct to do it incrementally
    I would deactivate all plugins and switch to default theme
    when you get to current version, switch themes to what you are using and see if it breaks - if so, it will need to be updated
    start activating plugins one by one to make sure they work - I'm sure all of them will prompt for an upgrade - you should do that 1st

  3. docuguy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just tried to update to 3.0.3 and it broke my site. I'm using Clean Home. It's getting a "Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute."

    what to do?

    thanks.

    Lee

  4. transformer617
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Lee,
    Well, I'd roll back to the last version that worked in order to get my site back up.

    You might be interested in this link regarding Clean Home theme: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/doesnt-quite-work-with-wordpress-304 It looks like there are issues with that theme running with some of the later versions of WP. And if you're going to be updating to the latest version - which is recommended - it seems you may have to use a different theme or spring for the pro version.
    HTH
    Bill

  5. docuguy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am using the Pro version on some sites, but not on the one that crashed. How do I go back to the last version of WP?

    Thanks

  6. transformer617
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You backed up before updating, right? If so, restore from your backup. If not, I would contact my host and ask them to restore from one of their backups and keep my fingers crossed :)

    I'm not sure how else to go about this. If there's another way, maybe someone on this forum can chime in and educate both of us.
    HTH
    Bill

  7. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    also, look at your files with ftp client (make sure it's set to show hidden files) or host's file manager for a
    .maintenance file
    delete this if present and you should be good to go
    one of the last things the auto upgrade does is delete this file - maybe it got hung or kicked from the server somehow at that point

  8. transformer617
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Samuel,
    That's a nice piece of info to have. thanks for that.
    Bill

  9. docuguy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, thanks! I ended up doing a restore and just had to fix a few things.

  10. transformer617
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    All's good, then :) I'll close out this thread if that's ok.
    -Bill

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