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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/ in /h2/ 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

    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/ in /h2/ on line 479

    Not worked…WHAT?

    not worked the upgrade… the first one to 1.5!

    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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