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I'm still relatively new to WP, but not new enough that I don't need to already do an update to the new 2.6 version. (I think they rolled it out about a week or two after I started with 2.5... :thumbup1: )

 

My question about updating is this- When I FTP the new version, will it overwrite or delete any of the themes or plugins I already have installed? I have modified slightly the theme I'm using and would hate to have to rebuild the whole thing from scratch.

 

Thanks...

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I'm still relatively new to WP, but not new enough that I don't need to already do an update to the new 2.6 version. (I think they rolled it out about a week or two after I started with 2.5... :thumbup1: )

 

The proper way to install updates to WordPress can be found here.

 

I maintain several WordPress sites and it's really simple to update. Here's how I do it.

 

  • Backup my WordPress installation.
  • Disable all plugins.
  • I download the archive from the WordPress site and extract it on my machine.
  • Then I go into the folder it creates on my hard drive (wordpress) and zip up the folder.
  • In the cPanel File Manager I delete the wp-admin and wp-includes folders.
  • Next I remove all the *.php files from my WordPress folder.
  • Then I upload the zip file I created to my WordPress installation folder and use the Extract feature of the File Manager to put the new files there.
  • Then I run the upgrade file by pointing my browser to h*tp://mysite/mywordpress/wp-admin/upgrade.php
  • Re-enable all plugins I use.

 

Hope that helps.

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