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  • wjolene

    (@wjolene)


    how do i upgrade to 2.5.1? I’ve downloaded the zip file but don’t know what to do with it. do you have a auto upgrade button to use?

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  • cheriejd

    (@cheriejd)

    You need to move the files to your directory. Expand the zip and start dragging.

    I usually drag the files to my current local directory and then ftp the files to my server.

    Be careful, especially in the folders. I often open each one of those and move the files in apart from the folder. So in the wp-content folder, I open up that folder, then I open the plug ins folder. I move the askimet and hello.php from the upgrade into the plug ins folder. I follow the same for the themes. If you move the whole wp-content folder you would overwrite any plug ins or special themes.

    Once you have done all this, sync up the files with your live server. Sign into the admin area. You will most likely see a huge UPGRADE link, click it. You should be good to go.

    as a side: always keep around a copy of the last WordPress version you had working. I had to drop back to 2.3.3 a couple times during the 2.5 upgrade due to incompatibilities with themes or plug ins. I just have a zip of that version sitting in a word press folder on a hard drive with all of my plug in zips.

    Hope this helps.

    Samgreen

    (@samgreen)

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