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  • I am using the latest version of wordpress which is 2.9.2. I was wondering if I could go back to the older version which is 2.9.1.


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  • Probably following steps 7 and 8 in Upgrading WordPress Extended is all you would need to do…very little changed going from 2.9.1 to 2.9.2 (see Version 2.9.2 for a list of files that did change).

    sometimes going backwards can cause some errors, so proceed with caution.


    You can find the wordpress release archive from here:

    You need to download your desired version and manually install on your blog in order to downgrade the wordpress version.


    Shane G.


    I followed your instructions (steps 7 and 8) to downgrade from 3.0 to 2.9.2. When I access any part of my blog admin now it prompts me to upgrade the wordpress database, which I assume I don’t want to do since I’ve deliberately downgraded. But there’s no cancel option or “no” option on this screen, and I can’t access any part of my admin without seeing this screen.

    Will upgrading the database effectively return me to 3.0? I downgraded from 3.0 because I was having problems I could not solve.


    Well, I went ahead and clicked on upgrade and everything’s working fine now, it didn’t return me to 3.0 as I had feared. I have a workable 2.9.2 version again.

    Wasted about a day troubleshooting 3.0 to no avail. Just wish new versions weren’t released before more of the bugs are fixed.

    I’ve been considering doing the same thing, as my version 3 has problems I can’t solve either. Vrsn 2.9.2 also had issues, though. I actually have a copy of 2.8.6 sitting on my hard drive (not sure why, anymore!) and I’m tempted to just go ahead and try that…meanwhile following advice of Michael and ‘politicalrelief.’


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