Just a quick note that I have updated my main blog to WordPress 2.01. A painless procedure IMHO and kudos to the WP team for the rapid availability of this update 😀
As always, I followed their upgrade instructions very closely (especially about backing up!).
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Well, I finally got around to it today, and ‘upgraded’ my main blog to WordPress 2.0 as I had planned.
It is the first time I had tried anything like this so I did it with some trepidation! initially I tried it on a development/trial site, then went for the live version.
The steps I took are listed below.
Quick version : downloaded and unzipped WordPress 2.0, changed the wp-config.php to point correctly and up-loaded all the files. Ran the upgrade script.
Backed up my MySql wordpress file and my .htaccess file
Deactivated all the plug-ins
COPIED the details from my wp-config.php file
Download WordPress 2.0 from here and unzipped it locally
Updated WP 2.0 ‘s wp-config.php with the database name, user name and password I had copied.
Uploaded the files & directories using FileZilla, to the correct directory (root in my case) and allowed the new files to replace pre-existing files of the same name.
Ran the upgrade script in the wp-admin directory.
Had a gin and tonic to celebrate……
It really was that simple. I admit I then deleted some redundant files/directories that had been relocated in WordPress 2.0; but that was easy. I also added a line to my .htaccess that I needed from before.
Reactivating the plugins waited until I had checked them against the “official list” of known compatibilities. I only had one that failed the list and it was redundant given the new features of WP 2.0 . (I think that list is official anyway 🙂 )
BTW – there is no doubt that some of the best guides to wordpress issues are written and available at Podz wordpress guides, and there is a great one on upgrading to WP 2.0 here too.
So – off and running. Will Blog the changes I notice, likes and dislikes as I come across ’em.
Let me know what you have done, the problems – if any. 😀
I have my main blog The Silent Deep on my own server installation as well.
It is running under WordPress1.5.2 , but maybe we will have a functional update released along the lines of this site in the not too distant future? Anyway, come on over 🙂
Well – its a fantastic start! Just imported all my Blogger posts AND comments onto the new WordPress.com site! 🙂 Gotta be happy about that!
A Big THANK-YOU to all the WordPress team for this!