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Upgrade 2.3 - 2.3.1 (noobs) (5 posts)

  1. bbrian017
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hey I'm new to using word press and inside my blog it says I have to update now. What in my ftp should I back up before overwriting with new files? config.php or something? Also should i make a database back up before proceeding as well

    Please if you could.

    1- provide me with the direct url for the newest release
    2- provide me with any links (ONSITE) you think I would benefit from reading before proceeding.

    Thanks in advance

    bbrian017

  2. amadeus39
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    go to the http://www.wordpress.org main page for the download link to version 2.3.1

    on the same page, you can also enter "upgrade" into the search field, and read the results

    always a good idea, definitely back everything up before proceeding

    contrary to what you'll read in the "upgrade" threads, it seems to be the recommended consensus here to delete your original WP installed files and do a fresh install of the newer version of WP, rather than overwriting the old folders and files

    also contrary to what you may read, don't run "upgrade.php" or "install.php" after you FTP the new files into place

    you will need to move wp-config.php from your backup to the new install

    I don't have any personal experience, but it's my understanding if you have any plug-ins activated, you'll need to reinstall them; also they may or may not work with the new version of WP; look for additional advice on this subject

  3. dansken
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    always download your current wordpress first. save it somewhere safe.

    this is how i upgraded from 2.3.0 to 2.3.1:
    download, unpack, uploaded every file owerwriting the ones on server. DONE.

    Note that this is not how its recommended and it all depends on how much changes youve done to themes included in the releases. but since i use a third-party theme and not alot of plugins this hardcore upgrade works just fine.

  4. war59312
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I for one manually changed all 21 files using WinMerge. :)

    I like to know what changes, specifically!

  5. bbrian017
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Went great thanks guys and gals :)

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