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Upgrading from 2.0.5 to 2.7 !! YES tell me about it! (7 posts)

  1. waXology
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    So i know i know 2.05.. what am i thinking. It's been working so i never bothered changing.

    Anyway now i want to change to a new theme that requires i upgrade to 2.7.. not to mention the added security.

    So im no expert. i've been reading the posts and documentation. but im SO scared of upgrading! why? well here we go:

    I have lots of pages and extra code in my php files for ads, nothing out of the ordinary im sure, sidebar stuff etc etc. I see upgrading requires me overwriting wp-admin and wp-content... Once upgraded can i just dump my old php files back in? and she'll be sweet?

    Basically i want to upgrade the backend with no change to the look or functionality of the front end. Is there an easy way to do this? I'm also running Open ads.

    Just really scared of making the jump.

    any help would be much appreciated.

    thanks

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    how scared are you of getting your site hacked? a realignment of your priorties is long overdue, and this post isnt helping since you seem to be more concerned with A rather than B.

    security ought to be the FIRST concern, NOT an afterthought.

    Basically i want to upgrade the backend with no change to the look or functionality of the front end.

    Anyway now i want to change to a new theme that requires i upgrade to 2.7

    which is it? you cant have both.

    your old theme will probably break in 2.7. it may not, it may. Not a single soul can tell you for sure, since we dont know what theme you are using, and even if we did, few of us are inclined to debug themes for ppl that cant even articulate whether or not theyre actually going to be using it.

    Once upgraded can i just dump my old php files back in? and she'll be sweet?

    what old PHP files?

  3. waXology
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks mate,

    I'm using the WordPress Default 1.6 that had some design work.

    Ok it may have sounded like a contradiction but i what i meant is i want to upgrade first to 2.7 without loosing all the code i've put in to my files like google adsense or Openads zones. My understanding is if i upgrade all these files will be overwritten thus loosing whatever custom coding i've put in those files.

    Only after upgrading to 2.7 is when ill worry about the theme.. but that's another story for another day.

    Old PHP's i mean for example:
    Sidebar.php
    Header.php
    Single.php
    archive.php

    which all have coding i've added in for things like Adsense etc.

    I don't mean to frustrate you, just trying to understand a little more.

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    there have been changes made to the default theme in the time that's passed from 2.0.5 to 2.7.1

    furthermore some of your plugins may break without being upgraded.

    Btw, im not frustrated, I just know where your mindset is, and while I understand the concern, I dont sympathize enough to candycoat my response.. youre worrying about the wrong thing(s).

    You can take the new 2.7.1 default theme and, with some time and patience, compare it to the old one, and make the same edits that you made to the old theme.

    You havent even bridged the actual upgrade process.. as you were reading through other threads, did you happen to come across "whoo's advice for how to upgrade a 2.0 blog to 2.7.x"? you do it incrementally, if you are wondering.

    thanks for the clarification on the old PHP files.. those are all theme files, as such Ive addressed that already.

    best of luck :) if you need help with the actual upgrade, drop me a line. I do these sorts of upgrades all of the time for ppl. click on my name, follow the link at the bottom of the next page, that says contact.

  5. waXology
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks mate, no i totally understand your reply. I think you'll be hearing from me soon.

  6. rizaldy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    or why dont try wp automatic upgrade and test it on your localhost first, if been testing to my wp 2.3.3 and it works flawlessly, just dont forget to upgrade the plugin afterward couse there's been major change from old wp to 2.7.1

    here's the link by the way http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/
    and dont forget to back up your old site just in case it didn't work out as planned

    -A-r-

  7. I wouldn't suggest using a plugin if you're upgrading from that far back, especially right after Whoo just said you should do it incrimentally.

    Short answer is always: Do the hard work by hand when you're making HUGE changes.

    Also: MAKE BACKUPS!

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