I am totally new to WordPress. I have a customer who has asked me to update their WordPress site. I beleive it is an old version, I do not know what version though.
When I first tried to login it said there was no wp-config.php file, there was no file, it was still named wp-config-sample.php, which seems strange to me as the front end of the site worked fine with no wp-config.php file? So I created a wp-config.php file
Now when I login it says I need to upgrade. I am afraid to upgrade because I am not familiar with WP & won’t know what to do if I run into problems. So I am trying to create a copy of the site on another server.
The existing site is here http://www.sharpscapes. com (remove space)
I copied the site files & I backuped up the database & put them all here http://www.specracerford.com/ sharpscapes
It is missing the menu so I re ftp’d the files but it is still missing the menu on the left side. Can anyone tell me why the menu is missing?
When I login to the test WP site I am immediately redirected to the IP adrdress of the live site & it says there is no wp-config.php file
Why would logging in to the site at http://www.specracerford.com/sharpscapes/ wp-login.php (remove space) redirect me to the live site upgrade page at
Thank you for any help you can give me with this problem.
Do you think it would be safe to just upgrade the live site if I have a backup of the site files & database?
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