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Update from 2.3.3 (4 posts)

  1. Amit Kvint
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I have been asked to make some changes to a site that is running (to my surprise) on version 2.3.3. First thing I need to do is upgrade to latest version, would like to know if there are any known issues with that huge jump & tips for how can I do that - the automatic update does not seem to be available with that version...

    Thanks,

    Amit

  2. That's quite an undertaking.

    Make sure you have good backups and that the host running that WordPress installation has the minimum PHP and mysql requirements for the current version.

    http://wordpress.org/about/requirements/

    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Backing_Up_Your_Database
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Restoring_Your_Database_From_Backup

    You'll need to upgrade in stages, switch to the default theme and deactivate all of the plugins.

    http://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/

    2.3.3 -> 2.5.1 -> 2.6.5 -> 2.7.1 -> 2.8 -> 2.8.6 -> 2.9.2 -> 3.0.6 -> 3.1 -> 3.2 -> 3.3.1

    You get the idea. I believe you may be able skip one or two of those versions but I'm not 100% sure of that.

    Also, as you are probably aware the admin GUI has changed dramatically since 2.3.3 so make sure/prepare whoever is using that blog doesn't get massive culture shock.

  3. Amit Kvint
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks & Uffff....

    So my next will be - how do I install that version's plugins, let's say if I want to install a plugin without updating the WordPress version ?

    Thanks

    Amit

  4. Tim S
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You don't. You only install plugins compatible with your version of WordPress.

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