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Upgrading, Easy as Pie (3 posts)

  1. residualforces
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just upgraded from 1.5 to 1.5.1.3. I was terrified at having/making a mistake and completely deleting everything. As some others here have said, it is scary reading delete all files. I also could not figure out how to back up my database.

    I followed the threads and installed 'one click backup'. And then I ftp'ed a copy of all my files wordpress files to my HD. That was my fail safe, I could reupload them if the worst happened.

    I then proceded with the upgrade as per the codex instructions. I deleted everything except 'wp-config.php' and the FOLDER 'wp-content'. Uploaded all the new files EXCEPT 'wp-config.php' and the FOLDER 'wp-content'.

    I followed the directions, and they were correct. I went to the upgrade url specified, and I was done. Everything is working that I can see.

    Good job developers.

    Thank you for the clear and precise help/instructions.

    And to the fellow newbies, take it slow and everything will be fine. Always, always have a copy/duplicate/backup just in case.

  2. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Looks like you lucked out, but backing up the files in the WordPress directory (all the .phps and .csss) isn't the same as backing up your database.

    Check this out though for future reference:
    http://wordpress.org/development/2005/07/wordpress-backup-week/

  3. residualforces
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I did that too. I couldn't figure out how to ftp them to HD, because of permission problems or something. I have no clue on how to use the hosting dashboard/apache/whatever stuff. But the 'one click backup' does it. You can restore from a file too. (At least that's what I am understanding.) My host has an auto update software, but it is for Windows only, I'm on Mac.

    It was that notice that spurred me to this. That dashboard message board is awful handy.

    I do have to say the only problems I've had using WordPress have been created by ME. I see all the threads, and I can't relate to most of them, and some I don't even know what they are talking about.

    Again kudos developers.

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