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Manual update of WordPress and MySQL
Earlier this day a good old boyfriend had serious trouble updating his WordPress page from 2. something to 3.0.3. Its cry for help made me remember that I've never really given a real overview of how to do WordPress updates manually, so that's exactly what we'll be looking at on this fifteenth day of WordPress.
Like my entire website, his website was housed on 1&1 and he had two classic problems: The First WordPress would not refresh at all - the download was simply stopped after the download. And the second issue - much more complex - was that MySQL 4 was installed in the data base, something too low for the newer WordPress releases.
In other words, if you created your WordPress site a few years ago, there is a chance that it will still run on a MySQL 4.x repository that is no longer backed by WordPress 3.x. In other words, to keep your site secure and get the use of the latest and best WordPress products you have to provide, you need to update your repository.
There are some ISPs that let you update your 4th x data base to 5th x but many of them won't. This means you need to create a new 5th x data base, put a new 4th x data base in the old 5th x data base and add the 5th x data base to the old 5th x data base, then re-write your wp-config. php files to get it.
Tough, yes, but it's a necessary nuisance to run a WordPress page, so let's get started. Normally you go to the MySQL administration area and click on "Create new database" or something similar. In 1&1 go to Administration, MySQL Administration and click on New Data Base. The next step is to get all the contents from the old WordPress data base so that you can insert them into the new one.
In order to do this, you need to go to phpMyAdmin and perform a passwordsump. WordPress Codex has a complete overview of how to do this, but here's how to do it on 1&1 if you don't want to do it. Above creates a single WordPress document on your computer that contains your WordPress data base and all your preferences.
You must now move the old contents of the data base to the new one. In order to get the old data base jump, first go to your new 5th x data base at phpMyAdmin. Here you will find the data transfer functions. Just as with the exportfunction, it will be found in different places according to the ISP and PHP MyAdmin versions.
The Search window contains the Imported Files register card. At this point you are importing the previously extracted data base and your data base should be filled without any problems. When you do this, it is most likely something like "Cannot build a new dbXXXXXXX base because dbXXXXXXX already exists" or such a thing.
When you get this alert, it's because it was a little too intelligent and added an item to your back up that prompted itself to build a new base with the same name when the files were import. First make a copy of your back-up files, just in case. Open the save then in your favorite text editors.
You will find something similar to these two rows of codes somewhere at the beginning of the file: To decrypt the servers, just remove these two rows and try to import the data again. We can do what we want with the old contents of the data base that run on a new 5th x data base:
Update WordPress manually. Here you can see the comparative character of WordPress. As you can see, you can update WordPress manually by just removing all the old WordPress install file and replace it with a new one (with the difference of the wp-content directory - I'll get right to that).
As all your contents and configuration are stored in the data base, WordPress itself can be replaced. First, you will receive the latest WordPress from WordPress.org. WordPress' update rate is quite high these days, so don't even rely on a one-week copy. The next step is to run a default WordPress installation by setting up wp-config. php:
Now, the new WordPress release will communicate with your new data base. The only thing that remains is to update WordPress itself. Throughout the upgrade procedure, this directory is taboo. Once all your uploads are complete, WordPress should work again. When you try to log in via the administration tool (), you will probably receive a notification that you need to update the data base.
That' s standard and automated, so just click the Update DB icon. Once the upgrade is complete, you can login and everything should work well. First, you can't get an automated upgrade to work. First, you need to insert a line of text to the . ttaccess file:
I have no clue as to why this is necessary, but it is so. Maybe you already have a . ttaccess filename with a lot of contents on your hosting. If so, please dowload the files and insert the line above before you upload it again.
In the second stage, you need to attach a directory to the home directory of your install. Make a filename named "php. ini", open it in your text editing program and insert the following line of code: Allows WordPress to author itself and increases the storage limits so that automated updates and other features can be performed correctly.
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