I think I can probably wing this, but I'd rather have confirmation from more experienced users.
Right now I need to do two things:
Upgrade WP to the latest version 2.3. (currently 2.2.2)
Also, I want to consolidate my blogs into one database on my web host. In actuality my "blogs" are only one thus far, but I am creating a few more. But I want to modify the table prefixes as per instructions, and change the config file to reflect the prefix name.
The first thing I would like advice about is: what should I do first? Upgrade my blog, then consolidate databases, or vice-versa?
I would like to verify what I need to do for both these tasks.
For the database consolidation: my assumption:
I need to do is change the table names using my database management, and then just update my wp-config file with the new table prefix.
Is this correct?
For the upgrade I'm a little more confused only because I'm not so familiar with what files do what and how. In the "easy" instructions for upgrading (they are really rather easy except one thing that is confusing to me) it states:
Delete your old WP files, saving ones you've modified
Ok - I have no idea what files it might be referring to: I have modified some templates, but not ones that come pre-packaged with WP, so I assume that's no concern. I'm not using those right now anyway.
The only file I can think of that has been modified by myself is wp-config. Does the new version have different content in that file? If so I would have to put my database name and login into the new file version, and upload that one. If the file is exactly the same as version 2.2.2 then I would simply not upload that file.
Any other files that I could have modified that I'm unaware of? Meaning, during the process of using WP.
I hope I'm not rambling incoherently, I just want to get it right. I'd really appreciate if anyone could confirm or advise upon what I've tentatively assumed.
Thanks soooo much,