Downgrade from 2.3 possible? (4 posts)

  1. MarkusLanz
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello everybody!

    I am using version 2.3 an its working quite well except for a couple of plugins and I'd like to downgrade back to version 2.2x and was wondering how I can do this?

    Is a downgrade possible?

    I do have database backup, but since its done automatically its a backup from the 2.3 version.

    Thanks for your help,
    with best regards,

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you don't have a backup of your 2.2.3 (or before your 2.3 upgrade) then reverting to a previous version is really not feasible.

    In the future you may want to make sure you keep a backup that is made just before you upgrade.

  3. fix22
    Posted 7 years ago #

    1. Make a DB and FTP backup of the newer WordPress to be sure to be able to go back
    2. Make an XML export file on the newer WordPress
    3. Make a new database (leaving the old one just in case something goes wrong)
    4. FTP: delete everything except for wp-content folder, sitemaps etc.
    5. Upload older WP version, configure wp-config.php with new database and install blog as normal
    6. Configure the blog
    7. Import the cleaned up XML file

    Idea came from:


    Solution provided as-is with no warranties whatsoever. You are solely responsible for what you do with your blog.

  4. Roy
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Don't know if it's smart though. But then again, if you escaped the dance with your 2.3, there's probably nothing to worry about :-)

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