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How do you upgrade from one nightly to another? (17 posts)

  1. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The codex states the instructions only work for 1.2, so if it's a different process of upgrading from one nightly to another, what is it? I have backed up all my files - do I really need to back up my database? The database only has test posts that I don't really care for.

    What you need back up is a little confusing anyway - one site says, back up any files you need (that narrows it down) or delete all the files - which is it?

    Please advise.

    Thank you

  2. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Quick and dirty way to upgrade would be to overwrite the old files with the new ones and run upgrade.php

  3. Always a good idea to backup first.

    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/backup/

  4. miahz
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I used the upgrade instructions from Codex to upgrade from a 1.3 nightly to a 1.5 nightly and it worked fine.
    As macmanx said: "backup first." I saved my database with phpMyAdmin and the actual files via FTP.

    I personally went with the delete everything then upload the new nightly files method. Since i just backed up everything, i could just copy back anything i still needed. Then run upgrade.php. No problems. That was with the 2005-01-22 nightly, and i'm about to do it all again with a more recent one.

  5. miahz
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

  6. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    si you overwrite ALL the files and then run the upgrade?? Hmmm I'll give it a shot, thanks.

  7. miahz
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Actually, you delete the old files first, then upload the new ones, because sometimes all the files aren't overwritten. Just a precaution.

  8. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Bugger - well I already overwrote the files, and did the upgrade...

    Now I have a little problem - I thought everything looked fine...until I tried to make a post....

    Clicking write post brings up nothing but the Press It box and another box which says drafts #2. There is no page to write any content in. Write Pages looks fine, but there's nothing for Write Post.

    Should I delete all the files and upgrade the upgrade again?

  9. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I guess. Delete everything away, upload the latest, and run upgrade.php. Some ftp clients suck at overwriting.

  10. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Not a bad idea!

  11. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That seems to have done the trick - thanks guys

  12. xyretp21
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    regarding the nightly CVS upgrade. Here's my experience (repeated):

    - overwriting the current install usually causes problems of
    a wierd nature
    - install base in a clean directory, move the wp-contents/
    & other custom and the wp-config.php file to the fresh
    install. Works every time.

  13. ziddey
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    i've been doing a "cvs update -Pd" every night in my wordpress directory

  14. LuigiMartini
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just to resume this thread:

    a) if the codex instructions (http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress) apply, can I edit:
    If the upgrade is minor (1.2.1 –→ 1.2.2)...
    into
    If the upgrade is minor (1.2.1 –→ 1.2.2 or 1.5-beta –→ 1.5)...

    b) if the codex instructions do not apply, can somebody (I can't, myself) condense this thread into new 1.5 dedicated instuctions on the codex?

  15. They do apply.

  16. LuigiMartini
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Codex edited. Thank you.

  17. No, thank you.

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