Quick Question (5 posts)

  1. UserName9
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am running 2.8.4 and since 2.9 is now available.

    Can I jump directly to 2.9 from 2.8.4 and update it from admin panel or do I have to manually upgrade to 2.8.5, then 2.8.6 and then I can upgrade to 2.9?

    I just didn't have the time to upgrade to 2.8.5 and 2.9 just came out, so what's better to do to keep my blog running?


  2. henkholland
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes, but:
    1. Make an sql backup
    2. Make an xml export in WordPress
    3. Make sure your theme and wp-config.php etc are backed up.
    4. If you are using plugins, and want/need to keep using them, first go here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ and verify if these plugins are already compatible with 2.9 DO THIS BEFORE UPDATING WordPress. Note: in the automatic update process there is an option to also update all your all your plugins, but what if the plugin author has not yet adapted the plugin for 2.9; then you are stuck.
    5. If your site is important to you, and you are not expierienced, test the upgrade first on a testsite that is identical to your own. You have to setup that testsite first.
    And read this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress

  3. lokrin2000
    Posted 5 years ago #

    3a. Disable all plugins and revert to the default theme.

    6. Check out site usability before changing theme.

    7. Turn plugins on a couple at a time and make sure they work and nothing breaks before turning on the next couple.

  4. UserName9
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Is there any other way?

  5. henkholland
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes, if your site's availability and content is unimportant, just hit the upgrade now button in the WP Dashboard.

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