WordPress 2.6 Upgrade

WordPressWell, today I realize that the new version of WordPress had been released. The version is 2.6 with the codename “Tyner“. You can read all related stuff about the update on WordPress.org blog. Then, you can download em’ at the usual WordPress.org download section. Before you do any upgrading, although it had been noted that “2.6 is pretty much identical to 2.5 from a plugin and theme compatibility point of view1“, it’s advisable that you do a backup first. Or even better, you can first test it locally on your machine to see if the upgrade brake any of your current configuration (theme, plugin, hack, etc).

There is already an official guide on how to properly upgrade your wordpress (and it’s painless), but let me tell you how I do it. First, I determine all my changes that I made previously with the original release (hack, mod, etc) and I’m pretty sure all the changes been made hard coded, so as long as I don’t delete/replace those files, it should be okay. Most mod/hack that I made is on the theme files (*.php or *.css); so I would be very careful handling “wp-content” folder.

Next, I compare my “wp-config.php” with the new version named “wp-config-sample.php” to see if there are any changes at all. A little changes I suppose, so I just follow the new structure/format by copying my old settings to the new files and renamed the “wp-config-sample.php” into “wp-config.php” Then, I just followed the official guide. Backup database, change the name of “wp-include” and “wp-admin” by adding the suffix “_backup”, and lastly copying all the new WordPress 2.6 files over the old ones (exclude the “wp-content” folder. It seems “wp-content” only contains few files which I’m very sure I already updated those files; no harms done for not copying them over.

Then running the blog off the browser, login to admin, and database update page appeared. Just press upgrade, and a few moments later, voila…it’s done. Now, I just need to see if everything work as before. Since I use K2 theme (with external style), I encounter a few hickups but not that hard to solve. I just play some check-uncheck and save; done. Also, I notice some “image missing” error on my blog and I just realize, that some of my image didn’t exist in the “wp-include/images” folder. Luckilly, I have em’ in my old folder (wp-include_backup). On the plugins department, no appearent problem at the moment and I’m glad…Really painless.

DB Upgrade

DB Upgrade

PS: Well, it seems the upgrade do brake something. Sometime my sidebar act a little bit funny than usual. Sigh~~guess I have to wait for the next version of K2.

UPDATE: Head on to K2 official site, the update to comply with the 2.6 had been released.

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  • QX3
    K-Meleon 1.1.5 Windows XP

    assalamualaikum
    salam perkenalan kalau ade mase lawat dan komen ler kt blog saya

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    Waa’laikumsalam~~~

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  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Windows XP

    saya dah update. paling cool pasal theme preview. hehe

    • Konqueror 3.5 Kubuntu Linux

      Yup, theme preview is cool indeed :up:

  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12 Windows XP

    yap. i also already upragrade it at some my blog. Its good and i like it.

  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Windows XP

    aku pun dah upgrade..agak2 bila kuar version baru ye

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      Erm…next version eh…I don’t know when is that, but sure hope the next version will improve a lot of things~~~ :cool:

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    Is this upgrade of WordPress currently the latest? I hope that it will provide the satisfying functionality as it always used to be. Thanks a lot for sharing this valuable blog.

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    if u use wordpress then u might be rest assured.

  • Internet Explorer 7.0 Windows Vista

    Updating my blog to a newer version was not as easy as I thought. i got many errors and spend 5 hours fixing them. By the way, you should add a right menu to your blog – it looks really bold without it.

  • Internet Explorer 7.0 Windows XP

    You have hit the nail on the head with this you are so right, I have been reading plenty on this over the last few days and you seem to have the most information. I will link your blog from my site for others to follow.

    Thanks

    Jill xx

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    how does the new version differ the the second latest version?

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    I have always been impressed with each word press update. Thank you for sharing your article.

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    I use wordpress. I can I upgrade it? I didn’t even know you could do that. Great article.

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    Smart browse, smart points, a number of which I’ve got learned along the way still (humility, grace, layoff the controversial stuff).