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Upgrading from 3.1.1. to 3.2.1. (manually)

  • Hi Everyone,

    I’m having some trouble trying to upgrade my WP version from 3.1.1 to 3.2.1. Below I’ve outlined my exact steps. What am I doing wrong? Thanks everyone!

    My exact steps to upgrade WP manually

    1. I delete wp-admin
    2. I delete wp-includes
    3. I upload new directories. Those being wp-admin and wp-includes
    4. I upload the new wp-content foler. (There’s also another foler called “wordpress-content” in addition to my “wp-content” every time I double click on the wp-content folder I’m directed to my “wordpress-content” folder. I’m assuming having this folder isn’t an issue? I’ve tried renaming the folder but it won’t let me.
    5. I then upload index.php, wp-app.php, wp-activate.php etc …. to my root directory.

    >>>>>>>>>>>

    I’m also getting a Critical file error messages when I the wp-admin and wp-includes

    >>>>>>>>>

    My outcome is this, my WP isn’t updating. It’s staying the same. I currently have version 3.1.1.

    What am I doing wrong? Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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  • wp-content folder should not be replaced or deleted as that is where your themes,plugins and uploads are and other file wp-config.php as that is where your database info is.

    The rest needs to replaced and then you need to run wp-admin/upgrade.php

    Hi,

    I appreciate the response but I’ve been doing that. When you say “run wp-admin/upgrade.php” what exactly do you mean ….

    Any help would be appreciated !

    Thanks!

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    wp-admin/upgrade.php” what exactly do you mean …

    http://domain name/wp-admin/upgrade.php if installed in root or
    http://domain name/folder/wp-admin/upgrade.php if installed in folder

    Govpatel,

    http://domain name/wp-admin/upgrade.php if installed in root or
    http://domain name/folder/wp-admin/upgrade.php if installed in folder

    I see what your saying. Thanks, hopefully my final question is, I’m assuming I run wp-admin/upgrade.php after I delete and reinstall wp-admin and wp-includes?

    Thanks!

    yes and all wp- files as well except wp-config.php

    Hi Govpatel,

    I followed all of the above steps but for some reason WP does not want to update itself. Although, I think I found where my problem is. For some reason I don’t have a wp-config.php in my root directory. Am I suppose to have it in my root directory? If I’m suppose too …. what should I do ….

    Thanks again!

    I’m having some trouble trying to upgrade my WP version from 3.1.1 to 3.2.1. Below I’ve outlined my exact steps. What am I doing wrong? Thanks everyone!

    You should have wp-config.php unless you deleted the file if you did, do have the database info so that you can create a wp-config.php file.

    Hi Govpatel,

    Thanks for the response. I appreciate it.

    I’m assuming I can use the wp-config-sample (I would delete the -sample of course). Regarding the database info. I’m going to try and get that info. from my web host. They should have that information because that’s how I originally downloaded WP via them. I’ll let you know how it goes, thanks for your help!

    Hi Govpatel,

    I uploaded my wp-config.php, deleted the wp-admin, wp-includes, and uploaded all of my loose files to the root directory and the upgrade still isn’t working ….

    When I run the http://domain name/folder/wp-admin/upgrade.php, WP is saying this “Your WordPress database is already up-to-date!” but when I log-in I’m still seeing 3.1.1 … do you know where I’m going wrong with this upgrade …. this has been driving my nuts for the past two days.

    Thanks again for your help (or anyones help that decides to respond.) I appreciate it.

    Hi Govpatel,

    I uploaded my wp-config.php, deleted the wp-admin, wp-includes, and uploaded all of my loose files to the root directory and the upgrade still isn’t working ….

    When I run the http://domain name/folder/wp-admin/upgrade.php, WP is saying this “Your WordPress database is already up-to-date!” but when I log-in I’m still seeing 3.1.1 … do you know where I’m going wrong with this upgrade …. this has been driving my nuts for the past two days.

    Thanks again for your help (or anyones help that decides to respond.) I appreciate it.

    Did you upload the fresh download that is 3.2.1

    check this file in editor to see what version you have
    wp-includes/version.php

    Hi Govpatel,

    I did upload the fresh version of WP. I looked at the version.php page and it stating this

    /**
    * The WordPress version string
    *
    * @global string $wp_version
    */
    $wp_version = ‘3.1.1’;

    What do you suggest I do ….

    I’ve also emailed you under your personal site.

    I have sent a reply email

    @scm22riri – In a nutshell, do this:

    – copy wp-config.php & .htaccess to a safe location
    – delete all files in your wordpress directory (where wp-config.php sits)
    – delete wp-admin
    – delete wp-includes
    – upload all files in the wordpress 3.2.1 directory
    – upload new wp-admin
    – upload new wp-includes
    – copy wp-config.php & .htaccess back to wordpress folder
    – Navigate to yourdomain.tld/wp-admin/ and click the Upgrade link

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