[resolved] Upgrade 2.5.1 To 2.9.2 Step-By-Step (5 posts)

  1. NewsCorpse
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm looking for step-by-step instructions on upgrading from 2.5.1 to 2.9.2.

    I would like to be able to create a test blog and then just copy over the files to my blog's folder when I've got it working the way I want - if that's possible and easy. If not, then just the instructions will do.


  2. Shane G.
    Posted 6 years ago #


    Refer this article and check the automatic as well as manual upgrade.


    Do not forget to take the backup first.


    Shane G.

  3. NewsCorpse
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Shane, thanks for the response, but is that the procedure even if I'm upgrading from an older (2.5.1) version?

    I have seen some trouble reports when doing this. Is that just a few exceptions that I probably do not have to worry about, or are there special steps I should take to avoid those troubles?

    Also, if I want to do the upgrade on a test version of my blog so that I can be sure it's working (and maybe even change the theme), is that easy and/or possible?

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You should be able to upgrade from 2.5.1 to 2.9.2 following the Upgrading WordPress instructions.

    You could also do the upgrade on a test version but to do that you many want to review Moving WordPress and install that using something like XAMPP on your local computer.

  5. NewsCorpse
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks MichaelH. I'll give it a shot.

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