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Re-installing/upgrading with Fantastico

  • Hi,

    I’ve got a website (http://aldasigmunds.com) that’s running a really old version of WordPress (2.1). I want to upgrade, and I’m thinking the easiest way is to re-install with Fantastico. However, I want to use the old content, just with a new theme and on a new WP installation.

    Can someone tell me the best way to go about this? Would I, for example, back up my wp_content folder and then re-install it when the new installation is in place? Or other folders?

    Incidentally, this new installation will be in a subdirectory. Don’t know if that matters.

    Thanks!

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  • esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    You are using such an old version of WordPress that I think you are going to have to recreate all of your content manually.

    Oh, really?

    OK, that’s not such a huge deal. However, in that case, can someone tell me what I need to delete from the subdirectory before I can attempt a re-installation via Fantastico?

    You can let fanatastico create a sub directory just enter the name where requested.

    Thanks – but this is in a subdirectory.

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    Use another sub-directory?

    Then I’ll have to change the URL. I want basically the same content, same URL, but an upgraded version of WP.

    Delete the current installation via Fantastico after you back it up (for good measure), then re-create it in the same directory. If you delete the installation manually, there’s a installed_in_root file in the Fantastico data folder you’ll need to edit. Hence, the easiest way is to delete it in Fantastico.

    esmi
    Forum Moderator

    @esmi

    Then I’ll have to change the URL

    No. Once the new site is ready, you can delete the old one and then follow the instructions in Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory.

    Good to know. I’ll give this a try. Thanks!!

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