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  • I’m not a programmer. Have only very basic familiarity with MySQL, although I can follow step-by-step instructions.

    My question: If I attempt to upgrade to 1.5 on my own, what are the chances that I’ll hopelessly screw things up? Should I find someone more experienced to do it? Any advice for a novice?


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  • Moderator James Huff


    It’s highly unlikely that you’ll break anything beyond repair. Just follow this guide:

    and ALWAYS keep a backup of all your db and your installation on your desktop just in case the worst happens and you need to use those files again. I think the guide tells you anyway, but I cannot emphasise backing up as always the first priority when making any changes.

    I wouldn’t say I’m a programmer, though I’ve been known to dabble over the years. 😉 but I did procrastinate on upgrading and so I turned it into a step by step look at how I did it to help others get over their fears, and some things to remember next time so I won’t do dumb things again. That might help.

    VERY good read Lorelle, from a users perspective on how to do an upgrade. Although a link back to one of your other posts resulted in this strange error:

    WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'ORDER BY post_date ASC LIMIT 1' at line 1]
    SELECT ID,post_title FROM wp_posts INNER JOIN wp_post2cat ON wp_posts.ID= wp_post2cat.post_id AND (category_id = 0) WHERE post_date > '' AND post_date < '2005-06-01 14:12:16' AND post_status = 'publish' AND ID != ORDER BY post_date ASC LIMIT 1

    Yes, indeed it does. I know.

    What you are seeing is a known bug in WordPress that is in the process of being fixed.

    Thanks for the advice, folks.

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