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Re-installing/upgrading with Fantastico (10 posts)

  1. alda
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I've got a website (http://aldasigmunds.com) that's running a really old version of WordPress (2.1). I want to upgrade, and I'm thinking the easiest way is to re-install with Fantastico. However, I want to use the old content, just with a new theme and on a new WP installation.

    Can someone tell me the best way to go about this? Would I, for example, back up my wp_content folder and then re-install it when the new installation is in place? Or other folders?

    Incidentally, this new installation will be in a subdirectory. Don't know if that matters.

    Thanks!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You are using such an old version of WordPress that I think you are going to have to recreate all of your content manually.

  3. alda
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh, really?

    OK, that's not such a huge deal. However, in that case, can someone tell me what I need to delete from the subdirectory before I can attempt a re-installation via Fantastico?

  4. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You can let fanatastico create a sub directory just enter the name where requested.

  5. alda
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks - but this is in a subdirectory.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Use another sub-directory?

  7. alda
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Then I'll have to change the URL. I want basically the same content, same URL, but an upgraded version of WP.

  8. Tim S
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Delete the current installation via Fantastico after you back it up (for good measure), then re-create it in the same directory. If you delete the installation manually, there's a installed_in_root file in the Fantastico data folder you'll need to edit. Hence, the easiest way is to delete it in Fantastico.

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Then I'll have to change the URL

    No. Once the new site is ready, you can delete the old one and then follow the instructions in Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory.

  10. alda
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Good to know. I'll give this a try. Thanks!!

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