• Still in the Update Mood – #5

    January 27th, 2007HARTHmmmm Things, Quickies

    * I have upgraded from wordpress version 2.0.0 to wordpress version 2.1

    I have successfully updated Battling-Schizophrenia.com blog from wordpress version 2.0 to wordpress 2.1. The update took 1 hour and 13 minutes, including backups … which was longer than the #4th upgrade because this time i REMEMBERED to deactivate the plugins first! Also, there was a more considerable amount of plugins used in the Battling-Series.

    Everything went according to plan .. and, as far as the versions of the remaining blogs in the HART-Empire Network .. I’ve have updated at least one blog from 5 out of the 6 different versions of wordpress that I am running “out there” .. being versions

    * 1.5.2
    * 2.0
    * 2.0.2
    * 2.0.3
    * 2.0.4

    I have a few blogs on 2.0.5 but, I figure it will go just like the other versions.

    I should note that I now have a routine … for stuff that will affect every blog I will be upgrading.

    * Step #1 – remove the WP-ADMIN-BAR-2 code from the header.php file first!
    * If the old theme has links or blogroll on the frontpage sidebar – get rid of the code for now.
    * After all the plugins are activated – go through each one and make sure settings are updated and correct.
    * I seem to always have to be “migrating” previous posts with the EXEC-PHP plugin
    * I’m just worrying about the front page and the permalink page, and not the PAGE pages and other issues. For instance, I have activated some extra plugins – and some new ones that I have not yet placed the code in the template. I’m leaving it activated for now.
    * I have not deleted any plugins from my old plugin folder as I’m activating them from the printout list that I make before the upgrade .. and make sure I have the updated plugin in my 2.1 folder before transfer, otherwise I will place an “X” and not activate it.

    It’s still time consuming I think the rest of the Battling Series of blog will probably take about the same time .. 1.2 hours each, but it’s worth it (i.m.h.o.) to make sure that I have sound backups and files before and after.

    5 down … 35 to go.

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