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  • I successfully (and easily) upgraded two blogs hosted on GoDaddy to WP 2.7 (from 2.6.2) manually. But I had trouble with a third, mainly because I could not manually delete a few files via FTP — apparently, you cannot access the .htaccess file when you use the GD auto-installer. (That particular blog has “pretty” permalinks, which I believe modifies the .htaccess file.) Anyway, wondering if anyone has had success using the auto-upgrade button in GoDaddy to upgrade to 2.7 — and if so, do you simply backup and then later upload your existing config.php file and “WP.Content” folder to the new installation? Or, is the GD installer smart enough not to overwrite them?

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  • Hi there,

    I just came across your post and wanted to clarify. Our auto-installer does not hide the .htaccess file. For security reasons, we do not allow you to view the .htaccess via your browser. Otherwise it can be located in the File Manager or through FTP.

    We also do not overwrite the wp-config file or the wp-content directory upon installation.


    Alicia R.
    Go Daddy Hosting

    Well here I sit with my client’s WP @ godaddy site BROKEN. I backed stuff up and used that auto-upgrade to 2.7.1 in the Blogs/Wordpress/My Apps area and for the second time today, i am on hold with GD. And YES, I disabled all plugins before upgrading.

    At first it said “pending patch”
    then, it only upgraded (from 2.3.3) to 2.5.3
    then, it went to 2.6.x(something)

    At that point, I removed those files, downloaded and tried to manually install. Modified the config to use the correct info and add the auth keys… then uploaded all the custom theme files and the .htacess file

    But now… I go to login and even though the username and pw are correct (no error message for that) it just keeps saying “Log in Again”

    WTF? BTw, it was giving that error in the 2.5x and 2.6x installs, too… which prompted me to do the manual install.

    Sorry to hear this! I would need to look in to this further to pinpoint the issue. Please provide me with the domain name so I can check it out. Thank you.

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