01 November 2006
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Well I finally got around to upgrading my wordpress installation from 2.0.1 to the latest greatest of 2.0.5. It was incredibly simple and here’s a quick 5 step upgrade plan.
Step 1: Backup Database Tables and Files including .htaccess and wp-config.phpI used mysqldump to backup the tables and moved my .htaccess and wp-config.php files to a safe directory.
Step 2: Deactivate PluginsGo to your WP Admin panel and manually deactivate all your plugins.
Step 3: Overwrite FilesDownload and Unzip the latest version of Wordpress. The copy all the new files over to your current wordpress installation.
Step 4: Run the upgrade scriptRun the upgrade script that should now be located at your local wordpress install. www.yourserver.com/path/to/wordpress/wp-admin/upgrade.php
Step 5: Reactivate Plugins one by oneNow all you have to do is reactivate your plugins and your upgrade should be complete.