Upgrading WordPress to 2.6.1

Image representing WordPress as depicted in Cr...Image via CrunchBase, source unknown A bit of a trial to achieve this upgrade and I am still not sure it has actually been done. I used Cyberduck to upload the WordPress 2.6.1 directry structure from my Mac to the site (having been very good and backed up the DB and directory previously). When I accessed upgrade.php, I got a message saying all was well. However, my pages still show the charming “2.0.12-alpha” version label provided by the default apt-get install from Debian. When I tried the various themes and plugins which were causing problems under the old version, I got the same series of errors (missing php files or statements referenced by obscure includes) so I assume I have an incomplete installation. Will post more when I have dug a little deeper.

For those upgrading or installing WordPress themselves then the online documentation seems pretty good. The WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin did not work for me but may for you and this would indeed be a handy tool.  So it was back to manual downloads of the directory and the pretty good MySQL GUI tools to do the DB backup. I then copied over the new release to the web root directory. All seems to be working but getting the old version label still. Could be caching, I suppose ……

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3 Comments

HydreaSeptember 29th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

Thank you for constantly updated, always a pleasure to read.

AnfisaNovember 6th, 2008 at 2:02 am

It’s fun. ATP Subscribe to the RCC perhaps

MilanNovember 7th, 2008 at 4:24 am

Oooo! This is a point mentioned. I like when everything in place while it is understandable to mere mortals.

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