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  1. TriciaB
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've been asked to update a WordPress site that uses a very old version of WordPress - can't even see which one. The dashboard looks nothing like current versions and I can't see an admin tab or an updates tab in order to update it.

    Any suggestions? The site is http://www.hamanaafrica.co.uk

    Thanks

  2. erfg12
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Go to http://www.hamanaafrica.co.uk/wp-admin is there an update tag there? If so, be careful it doesn't damage the theme as well. If you can, back up the theme folder first before the upgrade.

  3. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    you are using version 2.2.1

    next up, you'll need this link:
    http://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/

    And finally:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress_Extended

    You'll need to go incrementally maybe 2.3, 2.7, 2.9 then the auto update may work

    I'm not sure the exact increment sequence, but that seems good judging by the abvove article I linked

    deactivate all plugins first. Many will be incompatible with the new versions

    Your theme may be as well.....

  4. TriciaB
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for that - I'm going to redo the whole site as it's way out of date so it won't be a disaster if I lose stuff but I'll try and back up first.

  5. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah, just back up all the files and the database. That way if anything goes south, you can just restore from those backups and try again

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