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The Newbie Leading The Blind (2 posts)

  1. graygeek
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    Posted 10 years ago #

    Presently I am teaching a "digital marketing course" at the local university. Each student has a blog project and oneworldhosting donated(at their cost) 3 month accounts with wordpress 1.2 loaded in a directory

    Here's the challenge. I would like the students to be able to change templates and themes . Of course I would like to accomplish the same task. I asked a young friend and he gave me these instructions.

    download the file at the bottom of the page:
    http://wordpress.org/nightly/

    once you unzip, load the readme.html which explains how to upgrade.
    basically, you delete everything except for your config file, and then
    upload the new version of wordpress.

    According to these directions that would mean deleting my already existing blog files - http://www.digitalcollege.org/wordpress
    which is a bit different than the readme files.

    Any pointers would be great.

    One last item. I'm an optimist but I will probably run into a roadblock. Anybody interested in 1-2 hours of paid tutoring.

    Please contact me at graygeek[at]gmail.com with a sample of your work and your hourly fee. Many tnx.

  2. zeroK
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just a side question: On http://wordpress.org/nightly/ you get development snapshots (for WP 1.5). Are your students working with WordPress 1.2.x or also with 1.5?

    I don't know how your hosting plan works, but if you can, I'd recommend that you put your "testing" weblog at least in a different directory. You should perhaps also first make a backup of your current weblog's directory and of your database. Normally your host should have some tutorials about how to do the database part of this :-)

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