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  • Saw a warning in one of the upgrade tutorials to make sure to run the upgrade script before running the program.

    Well, let’s say someone forgot (no names please). Program SEEMS to be working okay – except for a small glitch here and there. The database is suspect though. Does db damage due to running a 1.2 database in 1.5 have any telltale signs or is it one of those closet creatures that likes to hang about forever saying maybe that was because of me?

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    It’s best to do the upgrade … 🙂

    Moderator James Huff


    I’d say run /wp-admin/upgrade.php ASAP.

    I actually ran the upgrade a minute or two after playing with the new install – as soon as it came up all weird.

    Was wondering if that might be too late, and how one knows for sure.

    Running /wp-admin/upgrade.php should not do anything more than make sure everything that needs to be in the database is there. So you can run it at any time (although I wouldn’t make it a habit).

    Yeah, running upgrade.php as much as you want is safe actually. It will attempt to update your tables, but won’t if they are already correct. It will also make sure all your posts are in a category and have post slugs, and a few other maintenance things. But in all cases, if these things exist, it will leave them alone.

    Additionally, running the “site” before the upgrade.php should be that big a deal. You’ll probably see some “mysql field name doesn’t exist” errors here and there, and you could possibly lose some data due to this, but it would certainly not be a major issue.

    All in all, upload new files, run upgrade.php, run site. All good.

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