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Upgrade checklist! 3.5 to 3.8 (3 posts)

  1. Pedalkraft
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi,

    A client has just asked me to upgrade his site from 3.5 to 3.8. I know this should be simple but it's absolutely not my comfort zone and I've run into issues in the past so just want to check I'm doing this right before I go ahead.

    I'm hoping to do the one-click update rather than manual but happy to do manual if neccessary.

    Here's the advice I've had/read in the past - have I missed anything?

    1. Disable all plugins
    2. Revert to 2012 theme
    3. Update using one-click link

    Maybe it is this simple but when I've broken people's sites in the past as you can imagine it's been a bit of a nightmare!

    Thanks in advance for any help :)

    Beth

  2. keesiemeijer
    moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    First make a full backup of the site as it is now:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups

    Then do the steps you outlined above.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress

  3. Pedalkraft
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Ah yes. Back up! Client uses BlogVault but I'll make my own too.
    Thanks so much for the fast response :)

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