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    wordpress Blog upgradation

    My blog has wordpress 2.2 version which is a old one.
    How should I update this to the 2.6 version without any worry.
    Is there any easy way to upgrade my blog site: http://www.onlinedownloads.org/diary

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    The "short" way http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress
    The "detailed" way http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress_Extended
    The plugin (beta) way http://techie-buzz.com/wordpress-plu...de-plugin.html
    The last version release contains security fixes, so you should weigh what's more trouble, upgrading, or having your blog compromised.

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    I like to use the plugin, it automatically disables all of your other plugins, downloads the latest version of Wordpress, and gets you running again quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mittineague View Post
    The "short" way http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress
    The "detailed" way http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress_Extended
    The plugin (beta) way http://techie-buzz.com/wordpress-plu...de-plugin.html
    The last version release contains security fixes, so you should weigh what's more trouble, upgrading, or having your blog compromised.
    If the plugin takes care everything, I would like to use it.

    But as you said there is a problem with the new version, should I stop upgrading the 2.2 version to 2.6.2(the latest version)?

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    No, you should upgrade. You always want to stay up to date as wp is always adding new features and adding security fixes.

    I suggest you backup your current directory, download the new version and upload it. It is as simple as that. Just make sure you don't replace your config.php file. If you have any problems you can simply upload your backup back on to your site.
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    The new version of WordPress contains security fixes. The plugin is beta, so it may have some issues, but then again maybe not. I haven't tried it, but it may be worth trying as long as you save back-ups of what you have before upgrading, which you should always do anyway.

    The only problem I have ever had with upgrading is that some plugins broke, and I needed to get the new compatible version of the plugin to go with the new version of WordPress. I have heard of others having problems with themes after upgrading, although I think this is less common than plugins breaking.

    You may want to check out the compatibility lists http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/P...patibility/2.6 http://codex.wordpress.org/Themes/Th...patibility/2.6

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    Check in your cPanel, your hoster might just have a one click solution for you.

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    @TopherX, excellent suggestion, I forgot about that. My host has 1-click install and 1-click upgrade. It saves a copy of your blog for you. Mine installs a bunch of extra themes and a large "core" file, so it's easier for me to upgrade myself compared to deleting extra files, but you may like it, if they offer it.

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    I still use the 2.3 version, as if covered by source file ftp upload so many ways!
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    It's a good idea to check the changelogs http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Versions
    Although you might decide you don't need certain feature improvements, make certain you can't be affected by not upgrading the security improvements. Once the security flaws get published, script-kiddies are bound to be looking for vulnerable sites to mess with and you don't want them finding yours.

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    wordpress.org is free. download and set up.

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    http://techie-buzz.com/wordpress-plu...de-plugin.html


    This was really helpful in upgrading to the new wp version. Every step was automatic and painless. I thank Mittineague for the valuable suggestion.

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    Actually I don't recommend using that at all.

    The new version of WordPress due to be released soon (next week probably) supports one click upgrades anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanhellyer View Post
    Actually I don't recommend using that at all.

    The new version of WordPress due to be released soon (next week probably) supports one click upgrades anyway.
    Does it support one click upgrades of all the plugins as well? If not then you'd still need WPAU to handle those upgrades for you automatically.

    I have actually found the WPAU plugin to be one of the most useful ones that I have been using for the last couple of years. It will be great if WordPress have fully integrated that functionality into the main product so that everyone gets to use it instead of just those who know about that plugin.
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    It will be fantastic if the wordpress itself has the automatic upgradation facility. I'm really looking forward for such feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    Does it support one click upgrades of all the plugins as well? If not then you'd still need WPAU to handle those upgrades for you automatically.
    I don't think it does all of them with a single click. But there is the built in plugin upgrader which got added in 2.6 I think. But AFAIK you need to do that for each plugin individually. I've never used that so I don't really know much about it.


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