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  • OMG…I just read “somewhere” and now can’t find it on that I need to copy all files I have changed in wp…then delete…then install…etc..
    Waaaayyy confused here. I have made a zillion changes throughout my wp dark_classic theme. Added lots of plugins…trial and error…finally getting this thing to do what “I” want…and now 2.7 is here. It looks like it will be better for our company all the way around. BUT!…Will the upgrade be like rebuilding our site all over. In 4 weeks I have almost mastered WP…yet have a way to go…
    Someone please tell me I am wrong and that the transition will be easier than it appears.
    Thank you.
    David M. Sellers

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  • Hi David 🙂

    After your blog is upgraded to 2.7, you won’t have to deal with this manual upgrade anymore 🙂 Starting from 2.7 there is a feature inside the admin interface for you to hit “Upgrade” and WordPress will be upgraded automatically.

    Here is the process I went through upgrading from 2.6.5 to 2.7:

    Basically, you would backup the following files/folders:

    – wp-config.php
    – /wp-content/plugins/ (this has your plugins)
    – /wp-content/themes/ (this has your dark_classic theme)
    – /wp-content/uploads/ (this has any images you uploaded using WordPress)
    – MySQL database


    After that, you would delete your WordPress files => upload the new WordPress files => update wp-config.php => upload your plugins and themes

    => then run http://your-blog-url/wp-admin/update.php


    The upgrade will go flawlessly. All of your posts, themes, plugins will stay the same.

    Bump Big grin! 😀
    Whew…Thank you…lol
    That makes complete and total sense to me now that you have explained this way. When I saw that text file…can’t find it…It just looked…well…complex. This makes sense.

    I can’t thank you enough.
    David M. Sellers Long way to go still…
    One more thing…Should I go ahead with this 2.7 “Coltrane”? Is that the “Final” release so-far?

    i know that wordpress 2.7 stable version had been release. when i try to core-upgrade.

    wordpress show me a link like “update now”. when i click, page url shows is

    i choose “upgrade automatically”.

    After that, wordpress system ask me to insert:

    connection type:

    i confuse because in Adobe Dreamweaver i insert in the site manament panel
    password:[my password]
    prefix URL:

    it works!! i thikn that what i insert in Dreamweaver is same…but..???

    anyone help me please…thanks

    Not sure what you are asking. I believe you are already logged to your WP site when you go for the upgrade(auto upgrade). I didn’t have to enter any of that info. Perhaps it is because of different servers???
    It worked fine for me. Except for some plugin issues that I have resolved.

    I’ll try to help. Please explain with a little more detail.


    Does it matter if I left /wp-content/ files/folders intact with my host during my 2.6.5 to 2.7 upgrade? All the rest of folders/files were deleted. Right now, I still get the message that I need to upgrade to 2.7. My control panel is the new version as found in 2.7.

    Thanks for the support.


    In your WordPress admin => Tools => Upgrade => what does it say? If it says upgrade, hit the upgrade button 🙂

    Stephens right….
    Sounds like you have already upped to 2.7 yet in the software it appears to be needing upgrade…Click the upgrade. There should be error handlers in the code(I would hope so)… You should be fine doing that.

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