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Upgrade 1.5 > 1.5.1 (204 posts)

  1. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Please read the whole thread - many people have added useful information !

    This applies ONLY to an upgrade from 1.5 to 1.5.1 - it is not the method to use if upgrading from an earlier version.

    It may look complicated - it isn't!

    1. BACKUP your database
    2. Download 1.5.1. Unzip it.
    3. Open the unzipped folder, and DELETE wp-images. (You have no need for these in an upgrade)
    4. Now open your ftp program and go to your blog directories
    5. On the server, delete the directories wp-admin and wp-includes. Note: If you have "languages" directory in your wp-includes folder (with .mo files) you may want to save/backup those before deleting the wp-includes directory. Upload the new ones.
    6. The Classic and Default themes have been changed slightly so if you wish to, you can upload those to your wp-content folder.
    7. (See the post below this)

    8. On the server and at blog root, delete the old WordPress files and upload new ones. I recommend you do this one by one if you are not sure. Do not delete wp-config.php.
    9. Now run "www.example.com/wp-admin/upgrade.php"

    That's it.
    You don't go near your wp-content folder so your themes and plugins are perfectly safe. this is a very easy upgrade - probably the easiest one yet for WordPress.

    Please use a proper ftp client.

    Please don't think it's easier to overwrite and not bother deleting files first - you will get errors, you'll post here for help, we'll tell you to do it properly, you will and the errors will go away. Far easier to cut that middle stuff out :)

    If you wish, you can delete the following files:
    install*.php
    upgrade*.php
    import*.php

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wow, my dashbord says the release news was posted 6 minutes gao :)
    Thanks, podz, for the guide!

  3. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks Podz, now to try and remember what changes I've made in the admin files...

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Template Changes
    There have been some changes in the two themes that ship with WP. If you have ANY problems at all, please do post - with your blog address - and help will be with you asap.
    As this thread grows, it may be useful to have a good read of this thread just in case it is already covered.

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Note. If you have "languages" directory in your wp-includes folder (with .mo files) you may want to save/backup those before deleting the wp-includes directory.

  6. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The plugin "Entity2NCR" is not compatible with WordPress v1.5.1 and will produce errors after upgrading. This is because Entity2NCR's functionality has been included with WP v1.5.1. Please make sure that you have deactivated the plugin before upgrading.

  7. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is it necessary to deactivate plugins with this one?

    [[Ah. Nev' mind - I missed that statement when I read earlier....]]

  8. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 8 years ago #

    "The plugin "Entity2NCR" is not compatible with WordPress v1.5.1 and will produce errors after upgrading."

    I've placed a notice on the plugin's page that one should deactivate it before upgrading. But it helps to get the word out, considering how many have downloaded it!

    By the way, one of the first 200 to download 1.5.1. Woo!

  9. Makki
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    W00h00 my Monday is brighter now hehe yay. I have used 1.5.1 for quite some time now and am happy to finally see it go live. Great work people.

  10. shep
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    does this mean zedrdave can come out of hiding now?

  11. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Me too Kaf! Was a 172 when I got it....

  12. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    haha the counter was broken when i downloaded it.

  13. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hmm, does anyone know where I can edit in 1.5.1 to allow equal level users to edit posts/comments of each other?

  14. schulte
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    lawtai,

    Unless its changed dramatically, this is the place to look.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/29221

    I'm sure there are other threads out there too...

  15. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've got a question on this, with the law of sod, some of the files I have edited, or modified required the editing of files within the whatsit folder - er...wp-admin I think, amongst others. The trick y thing is, I don't remember which files I've edited, anyway I can apply the security fix without doing a full upgrade. Add to which I think some of the plugins required files being thrown in the core folder - this is a whore.

    Need tips and advice on 1) whether this update is critical 2) what's the best way to go about it with regards to the above.

    Theme folder isn't too big a deal - I have a back up of that, I have a back of everything actually, but the bugger is how do I get it to a state that it will all work without endless errors, saving the fact that I don't remember what I've done? You can't read my mind, I'm not memory expert, so I guess I'm screwed?

    With regards to certain files I can match and say "ah senor, this is not same, si?" and that won't be a prob. I hte upgrades, but they are a necessary evil I suppose

  16. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanks schulte, i didn't see that thread when searching, and the ones i did find told me to edit in a file which didn't seem to work for 1.5

  17. XeroCool
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well I upgraded and the CSS aint showing: http://r0x0rz.info/

  18. cyberhomie
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well I did this, now nothing shows up at all -> http://www.treoaddicts.com

  19. idbehold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Here's your problem:
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://r0& #215;0rz.info/wp-content/themes/delusions/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen" />

  20. idbehold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    nm

  21. XeroCool
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ok podz Or Matt, heres a bug that I got it fixed: I validated my site and viewed the source and found:

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://r0×0rz.info/wp-content/themes/delusions/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen" />
    Well umm, I dont know why it fu**** the r0x0rz word up so instead of using the css bloginfo function thing, I just placed the URL and fixed it. This was fine in 1.5, I used the bloginfo CSS url function and It worked. (Forgot what the function was but it was in href="<?php bloginfo..."

    Blah, too late. Thanks for the help tho Idbehold.

  22. XeroCool
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Also, For people using BA-stats, Please disable it when upgrading since It does not work with 1.5.1.

  23. dss
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Just upgraded 9 sites which use WP to 1.5.1 and everything is lovely, and somehow the designs are all a little tigher, so much faster...

    : P

    habbit abated for the time being...

    thanks for the update!

  24. ccheaton
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    How much of a concern is the security problem? Is it public knowledge, or something the dev team has kept quiet? I don't want to upgrade right now, but if there's a large risk for being hacked, I would rather upgrade now that suffer the consequences. It's just not a good time for me with exams and all.

  25. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The risk is not yet public knowledge.

  26. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Jinsan - use your ftp client and look at the DATE column along from each file. That will tell you the last time you altered / uploaded a file which may help. Click on the top of that column to sort by date.

  27. XeroCool
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I got another problem. i created a page and It doesnt seem to work. I get my 404...Any help?

  28. bwahahax
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have the same problem as cyberhomie. Followed instructions step by step. Even deactivated all plugins, but all I got was a blank page following the upgrade.

    I've reverted to 1.5 until someone figures this out. If there's anything special you'd like me to try to attempt and determine the root of the problem, just shout it out! :)

  29. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You cleared cache and hard-refreshed, right?

  30. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    cyberhomie / bwahahax - check your themes directories ?
    Did you upload the new default / classic themes ?

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