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  • hello
    i’m really lost here… trying to install wp for a friend and i can’t do anything with new version. i proved the db and everything works installing my own all version of wp (1.2 i guess) and it works, but when i try to follow instructions for upgrade i receive this message or other strange thinks:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare timer_start() (previously declared in /h2/retinas.org/home/html/index/wp-settings.php:23) in /h2/retinas.org/home/html/index/wp-includes/functions.php on line 479

    so… the problem is i don’t understand maybe where to put all the new files… what happened with the folders? if i simply put all files in the root, it says it’s not able to find wp-content… but it’s there! and i thought the folder called “themes” would be in the zip.. but not, do i have to create it manually?
    any help welcome or any link to really detailed installation of new version!

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  • I guess you are upsetting people by double and triple posting.

    anyway look at this for all the instructions

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress

    Note you have to upgrade from 1.2 to 1.5 and then from 1.5 to 2.x

    I am not sure if that answers the question

    sorry about double posting, it’s been a freeze of connection…
    it really doesn’t solve the situation…
    let me ask:
    1. does it mean new version can be simply installed? i have to go through 1.2, then 1.5 and so on? what happens if i want a freshly new installation?
    2. in the instructions you linked i can see now clearly which folders i have to keep… but what happens with all the files i have to upload? where i place them? and what happens with themes folder? do i have to create it?

    sorry to bother… before going to look for a programmer!!

    1. If you want a fresh installation – you cannot use the old database. That’s obvious, isn’t it?
    1a. If you have 1.2.x – you have to upgrade in steps: > 1.5 > 2.x

    2. In 1.2 there were no themes.
    If the instructions say keep them = don’t delete.
    And delete the rest. Then upload the new files.

    well, not worked anyway…

    receive this message:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare timer_start() (previously declared in /h2/retinas.org/home/html/index/wp-settings.php:23) in /h2/retinas.org/home/html/index/wp-includes/functions.php on line 479

    Not worked…WHAT?

    not worked the upgrade… the first one to 1.5!

    hello
    i quit for a while before going crazy…

    i’ve checked all the help you suggested and all make sense, but i think i found the problem. when i unzip the wordpress downloaded it doesn’t create the folders wp-content, wp-admin and so… what is the problem??

    bufffff really sorry!!

    That’s NOT a WordPress problem… most likely you don’t know how to set your unzip utility to preserve the folder system.

    Study carefully whatever gizmo you are using for unzip – it must have a setting to maintain/preserve/keep the directories/folders.

    OH MY GOD… i was doing ctrl + A without even think about that…. REALLY THANKS A LOT AND SORRY SORRY SORRY for the disturbance! hugs!

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