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[closed] wp 3.0.4 (30 posts)

  1. qedlawnet
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    How easy is to upgrade to 3.0.4. What are the risks of upgrading and what are the risks if I don't?

  2. mydanblog
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I would backup and then upgrade.

    I do not know the technical details for this release, but it is a security release, which is enough for me not to even ask questions. The upgrade for all of my sites went without a hitch.

    Security releases are very important. It is easier to backup your site, install a security upgrade, and restore a backup if something goes wrong than it is to repair a hacked wordpress site! I learned that the hard way!

    Here is the wordpress page for backing up your site.

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It's very easy to upgrade, Just backup your database and use the 1-click upgrade option.

    What are the risks of upgrading

    Some themes and/or plugins may not work correctly post-upgrade.

    and what are the risks if I don't?

    Your site could be hacked. 3.0.4 is a critical security update.

  4. qedlawnet
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for your responses. Where is the 1-click upgrade option? I cannot find it.

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It should be highlighted as a link at the top of every Admin page at the moment. Otherwise go to Dashboard->Updates.

  6. qedlawnet
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I don't have dashboard -> updates. I am using 2.6.1 Do I have to do it manually?

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes - you will have to upgrade manually initially in two stages from 2.6.1-> 2.7 -> 2.9. Then you can upgrade automatically to 3.0.4

    Ensure that you deactivate all plugins, switch to the default theme and backup your database before you begin. Then backup the database again after each successful upgrade.

  8. qedlawnet
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you. Where do I find the earlier upgrades?

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    They're towards the bottom of the Release Archive page.

  10. qedlawnet
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you. You have been incredibly helpful. I am not sure I can be bothered doing all the updates, though and might just take the security risk for some time and then call it a day. What could a hacker realistically do?

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Completely destroy your content, deface your site, lock you out and cause your domain to be blacklisted by Google. This is not a rare occurrence. We see this happening on an almost daily basis with sites that have not been kept up to date.

    Not only that but by not updating WordPress when using a shared server, you may be placing every other site/domain on the server at risk. Your hosts may even have a clause in their Terms of Service that binds you to ensuring that all of your applications are kept up to date for their own protection.

    Please do not dismiss the risks lightly.

  12. Ryder911
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    How do I check what version of WP I'm currently running? I've looked everywhere, but can't seem to find it. I know it's a 2.xxx.

    Thanks.

  13. halina23
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello All,

    I have an issue with logging into my web site ever since I installed WP 3.0.4....I get a blank page when I type in the address http://www.yourmoneyanddebt.com/wp-admin

    Has anyone had this issue before? I use Windows 7 on my IE computer. I've tried cracking into my web site on 2 different computers now, and get a blank screen or an HTTP 404 error both times.

    Thank you for your help!

    -Halina

  14. qedlawnet
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Esmi, Many thanks for your help. Should I download the zip, tar.gz or md5 files?

  15. qedlawnet
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Could I install the update using 'installatron'?

  16. mosco
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    wordpress is being targeted a lot by hackers to install code that will redirect visitors of an infected wordpress blog to another site (porn, fake anti-virus alert, etc..), usually the end result is your users may end up getting a virus, and your site will most likely get flagged as a source of malware/viruses. If that happens your traffic will drop significantly if you depend on google search results (since google will warn everyone to stay away from you blog until you fix it).

    Also if you get hacked, you will spend ten times as long fixing it and making sure there are no backdoors left, then it would take you to do the update now.

    bottom line: it's definitely worth the (small) effort to upgrade. I manage a number of wordpress installs and know a bunch of other wordpress admin, we've seen an increasing number of wordpress installs hacked in the last 6 months.

    It's great that wordpress stays on top of updating, but I am getting concerned at the number of vulnerabilities and security updates. WordPress should put more effort in testing the software before it's released or it will earn a reputation for being insecure.

  17. Harold Mansfield
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @halina23,
    I have the same problem when using the automatic update.
    It just stops and never gives confirmation that you have completed the update and leaves your site in maintenance mode.

    However, after waiting a few minutes, everything does come back up and the new version is installed.
    It just looks a little janky since it seems to just stop updating and there is no confirmation.

    I have experienced this on 3 different sites ( all are/were up to date) on 3 different servers.

    Don't know why..

  18. halina23
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Dear eborg9:

    Thank you for your reply. However, my own web site has been suffering from a broken link for several days now. I simply cannot log into it, since the WP page that posts the username and password is simply unavailable. I also have found myself unable to post comments to my own site. I do not know what to do. I was afraid that something like this would happen from updating my WP version from 2.7.1 to 3.0.4...and now it has.

  19. Quasar2010
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am using WordPress 2.9.2 and I don't want to introduce any "bad" code or risk ruining the website due to upgrading.

    Is the security need to upgrade to 3.0.4 only for those who have version 3.x ? Is 3.0.4 needed for uaers of 2.9.2?

    As an inexperienced WordPress user, I would prefer to wait until others find and correct bugs before I upgrade from 2.9.2.

  20. mosco
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    We got a wordpress 2.9.2 hacked about a month ago, not sure exactly how they got in, but I assume it's due to a security hole in that older version. I don't know how much the code base changed from 2.9.x to 3.x but I assume a lot of code stayed, so it's quite likely a 3.x vulnerability is also present in 2.9.

  21. mosco
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    halina23: try disabling some of your plugins, it could be one of your plugins that needs to be upgraded or is incompatible with the latest wordpress.

  22. boundlessdata
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I use Media Temple grid service with a MySQL container. I was setting up a new domain. Initially I setup WordPress 3.03 and had problems. So I erased it and started over with 3.02. This morning, I upgraded to 3.04 because it said it was critical. Then had the same problem. The SQL server gets so busy, all my sites become very slow and eventually stop responding at all. This happens with either Origami theme or Shopp plugin activated. I'm still trying to determine if this is just a matter of Origami and Shopp. I just happened to pick the only theme and plugin incompatible with 3.03/3.04? Or is there something at Media Temple not playing well with 3.03/3.04? If anyone has a similar situation, I would like to hear from you.

  23. qedlawnet
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is there anyone willing to do the upgrade for me (for a fee of course). I hate doing updates. If something goes wrong it drives me mad.

  24. Y'all have different problems, so supporting everyone in one massive thread gets ugly. Consider a separate post if you don't have the EXACT SAME problem :)

    halina23 - You should try to manually copy the files back up. If you're missing the file wp-login.php then you have a bad install. -- http://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress#Manual_Update

    eborg9 - It's probably something weird on your server's PHP settings. Hard to debug from afar.

    Quasar2010 - Yes, you really do need to consider upgrading. 2.9.2 will no longer be patched or supported. Make a GOOD backup of your code and your database and upgrade.

    boundlessdata - Turn off your plugins and switch to the default theme for a test. If everything works, then try one OR the other. See which one it is. Welcome to debugging :)

    qedlawnet - You can try to hire someone at http://jobs.wordpress.net but if you're going to be running your own site, these are skills you need to master.

  25. boundlessdata
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ipstenu,
    I already tried using the Origami theme only then the plugin Shopp only. The performance problem happens with either Origami theme or Shopp plugin activated. I can't believe I picked the only theme and only plugin that are incompatible with 3.03/3.04. Now I find that Media Temple made 3.04 as their default install, so I can't go back to 3.02 without installing manually.

  26. boundlessdata Seeing as the theme is a for-pay theme ( http://themeforest.net/item/origami-wordpress-theme/146102 ) you should contact themeforest for support directly. Ditto Shopp - http://shopplugin.net/

  27. qedlawnet
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks lpstenu. But they are not skills I want to spend time mastering! I might go back to the old wordpress.com blog or forget this internet thing entirely. Seems more trouble than its worth...

  28. gideonvd
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    L.s,

    So I updated wordpress to 3.0.4 after I backed up all the databases and it works like a charm. The only problem is my theme is gone. Gone from the wordpress theme's menu, gone from the server. It either threw it away or wrote something over it. The theme is based on the thematic framework which is compatible with 3.0.4. I don't have a recent backup of my own child theme. I know silly. So I suppose this is a general warning to all. BACKUP YOUR THEME. NOT ONLY THE DATABASES.

    Is it possible wordpress just moved the darn thing because of compatibility issues?

    Gideon

  29. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Ipstenu: Thank you! Nearly had a panic attack when I dropped back in to check this topic!

    @qedlawnet: If you need further help, my contact details are available at http://codex.wordpress.org/User:Esmi

    @Everybody else: I'm closing this topic as it's getting totally out of hand. If you need help for your specific problems, please post a new topic.

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