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upgrade or install new version (11 posts)

  1. silviagr
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    hello
    i'm really lost here... trying to install wp for a friend and i can't do anything with new version. i proved the db and everything works installing my own all version of wp (1.2 i guess) and it works, but when i try to follow instructions for upgrade i receive this message or other strange thinks:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare timer_start() (previously declared in /h2/retinas.org/home/html/index/wp-settings.php:23) in /h2/retinas.org/home/html/index/wp-includes/functions.php on line 479

    so... the problem is i don't understand maybe where to put all the new files... what happened with the folders? if i simply put all files in the root, it says it's not able to find wp-content... but it's there! and i thought the folder called "themes" would be in the zip.. but not, do i have to create it manually?
    any help welcome or any link to really detailed installation of new version!

  2. febwa1976
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I guess you are upsetting people by double and triple posting.

    anyway look at this for all the instructions

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress

    Note you have to upgrade from 1.2 to 1.5 and then from 1.5 to 2.x

    I am not sure if that answers the question

  3. silviagr
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    sorry about double posting, it's been a freeze of connection...
    it really doesn't solve the situation...
    let me ask:
    1. does it mean new version can be simply installed? i have to go through 1.2, then 1.5 and so on? what happens if i want a freshly new installation?
    2. in the instructions you linked i can see now clearly which folders i have to keep... but what happens with all the files i have to upload? where i place them? and what happens with themes folder? do i have to create it?

    sorry to bother... before going to look for a programmer!!

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    1. If you want a fresh installation - you cannot use the old database. That's obvious, isn't it?
    1a. If you have 1.2.x - you have to upgrade in steps: > 1.5 > 2.x

    2. In 1.2 there were no themes.
    If the instructions say keep them = don't delete.
    And delete the rest. Then upload the new files.

  5. silviagr
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    well, not worked anyway...

    receive this message:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare timer_start() (previously declared in /h2/retinas.org/home/html/index/wp-settings.php:23) in /h2/retinas.org/home/html/index/wp-includes/functions.php on line 479

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Not worked...WHAT?

  7. silviagr
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    not worked the upgrade... the first one to 1.5!

  8. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

  9. silviagr
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    hello
    i quit for a while before going crazy...

    i've checked all the help you suggested and all make sense, but i think i found the problem. when i unzip the wordpress downloaded it doesn't create the folders wp-content, wp-admin and so... what is the problem??

    bufffff really sorry!!

  10. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That's NOT a WordPress problem... most likely you don't know how to set your unzip utility to preserve the folder system.

    Study carefully whatever gizmo you are using for unzip - it must have a setting to maintain/preserve/keep the directories/folders.

  11. silviagr
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    OH MY GOD... i was doing ctrl + A without even think about that.... REALLY THANKS A LOT AND SORRY SORRY SORRY for the disturbance! hugs!

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