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updating problem (4 posts)

  1. dlwchico
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've had a wordpress blog on my site for a couple years now and I don't think I have ever updated. On reading the recent story about a security issue I figured I better update.

    I'm not sure what version I was using. It was 2.2 maybe?

    Anyways, I was stupid. Mea culpa. I found a website that gave this update advice "if you haven’t updated to 2.8.3 yet), or download the new release from the download page and upgrade manually, overwriting your current install with the new files."

    My version of WP didn't have an update button, so I downloaded the new version and overwrote my current install with the new files.

    And that didn't work. I'm afraid I totally fubared my blog, didn't I?

    Is there anything I can do to salvage anything? Is it possible I just need to modify a some files and have everything working again?

    Thanks for any help anybody can give me.

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    did you make a backup, before you started?

    whats your blog url?

    did you get prompted to click a button to upgrade your database? if you never clicked the button, your database wasnt touched, and ideally, you ought to be able to just delete the newer files you uploaded and re-upload the files that match the version you had been using prior.

  3. dlwchico
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I did not make a backup before I started. I feel like an idiot for that.

    I didn't do anything to upgrade the database. Thanks for giving me a little hope :)

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    upgrading an old blog should be done manually, and I recommend doing the upgrades in small steps, incrementally.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/230095?replies=6

    here's another:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/215806?replies=5

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