Support » Installing WordPress » Using Fantastico to upgrade 1.2 to 1.5 (good idea?)

  • Resolved tim9021


    Can Fantastico successfully upgrade version 1.2 to 1.5?

    Should I do it manually according to podz manual?


Viewing 12 replies - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)
  • I am also interested to know what the answer is to this important questions.


    I would just recommend you to do a fresh install of v1.5 by yourself.

    Moderator James Huff


    I’d recommend making a backup copy of your installation and trying the upgrade via the instructions here:

    A fresh install will only trash all of your posts and settings. But, if you have no posts and settings, go for the fresh install.

    As Fantastico automatically creates a new directory, database and database user it is not suitable for upgrading an existing installation. But if you want a new blog in a different directory it’s ideal 😉

    Moderator James Huff


    All you need to upgrade is access to the directory in which the WordPress files are kept. Fantastico allows this and Fantastico installations are suitable for upgrades.

    You must have a different version of Fantasico. Mine explicitly told me not to use an existing directory.

    Moderator James Huff


    Fantastico asks for a non-existing directory because it has to create the directory for the WordPress files. Once Fantastico creates the directory, it exists. Therefore, you have an existing directory which contains WordPress files. Therefore therefore, you can manually upgrade WordPress. It’s all just deductive reasoning/logic.

    I have never been able to figure out how to get fantastico to upgrade anything from a previous version to a newer version. It always wants, on my domain anyway, to install wp 1.2

    So I used it to create the wp 1.2 install, the mysql links, database, etc. and then I manually upgraded that to 1.5 using podz’ instructions.

    Moderator James Huff


    The aforementioned “Podz’ instructions” can be found here:


    macmanx, you just quoted yourself in the same subject thread…

    Look about the screen on this subject.

    Oh, I see. You read the question as asking whether somebody could install 1.2 with Fantastico and then upgrade manually to 1.5 (which of course they can, I don’t think anyone was disputing that) , whereas I read it as ‘can Fantastico be used to upgrade automatically from 1.2 to 1.5’ (which I very much doubt it can, though am open to correction on this).

    The version of Fantastico I used did a clean install of 1.5; so if yours is still offering 1.2, you need to nag your webhost 🙂

    Thanks for the information, it sounds as though I should do a manual upgrade so that’s the route I’ll take.

Viewing 12 replies - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)
  • The topic ‘Using Fantastico to upgrade 1.2 to 1.5 (good idea?)’ is closed to new replies.