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  • Hello, i’m trying to upgrade my blog here:

    It upgraded, but then all the categories got deleted and there was not Settings tab to the left hand side on the admin cp

    Therefore i have restored the back up until i can get a fix for this, trying to upgrade to 2.8.4, currently running 2.1.3

    Any help is appreciated.

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  • the db has changed quite a bit since your version – I would do an incremental upgrade
    2.1.3 -> 2.2 -> 2.5 -> 2.7 -> 2.8.4

    Cheers mate, i’ll try this later on tonight and report back 🙂

    Upgrade to 2.2 worked fine, but then from 2.2 to 2.5 i got this:

    [huge chunk of code moderated – please use a pastebin or link to file]

    ok – do this
    temporarily rename your plugins folder
    now delete all files except those in /wp-content and wp-config.php
    upload 2.3 and run the upgrade.php
    then 2.4, etc.
    when fully upgraded rename your plugins folder back to normal and upgrade the necessary ones and activate them one by one

    I am using 2.8.3

    I am trying to upgrade to version 2.8.4 automatically

    I get this error:

    Downloading update from

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 2357046 bytes) in /home/torresgr/public_html/bluewatermvc/wp-includes/http.php on line 1331




    phpwalter, you might be able to reset your memory limits– I’m not sure if there is something in WP causing this or if the limit is imposed by your host– but you can also just download the .zip file, unzip it, and upgrade manually. Its a fairly simple process.

    Ok it just doesn’t want to work, i really haven’t got time for this. WordPress upgrades should be more user friendly, I should be able to upgrade from 2.1 to 2.8 without any issues at all, but i can’t even upgrade from 2.1.3 to 2.2 without some sort of error, it worked for a day. Then tried to upgrade to 2.2 to 2.3 and it just broke the whole thing.

    So i’m reverting back to 2.1.3

    It’s quite amusing since it gave me over 200 errors for MYSQL and then at the bottom said “Upgrade done successfully” i just laughed, quite honestly. Not much else i can do, i’ll just continue to use an old version i spose =)

    Thanks for those who tried to help, but clearly wordpress developers can’t code upgrades!

    Or WordPress users can’t read and fully, and properly, follow the upgrade instructions.

    Did you remember to switch to the default theme and disable all plugins before attempting to upgrade? And no, you shouldn’t be able to go from 2.1 to 2.8. Attempting to do so is dangerous. There have been so many updates, changes, and new features added that trying to do so would be like trying to climb a ladder skipping 12 rungs at a time.

    phpwalter: a short search on the forums will produce many results of how to fix that. You need to increase your php memory_limit

    1. If you have access to your PHP.ini file, change the line in PHP.ini
    If your line shows 32M try 64M:
    memory_limit = 64M ; Maximum amount of memory a script may consume (64MB)

    2. If you don’t have access to PHP.ini try adding this to an .htaccess file:
    php_value memory_limit 64M

    3. Try adding this line to your wp-config.php file:
    Increasing memory allocated to PHP
    define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ’64M’);

    Help! I upgraded the WordPress software on and lost ALL of the theme and formatting info.


    Not sure what happened, how to correct it, or even why upgrading the software would kill the theme info.

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