Time to Upgrade my WordPress Blog software from Version 1.5.2 to Version 2.0.2 after my latest spam attacks and Combating Blog Spam attempt.
Here is what I did.
cd /home/arabx/www tar cvfz blog.backup.20060520.tar.gz wordpress-1.5.2 mysqldump -uroot -p arabx_blog > blog.db.20060520.sql mv blog.*20060520* /u01/backup # Not in my WWW scp blog.*20060520* to@someplacesave:/backup wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz mv latest.tar.gz wordpress-2.0.2.tar.gz # I really hate unversioned files
Disable Plugins. You had to do this manually from the Admin interface (I’m sure it’s just a SQL statement).
Now some more work.
tar xvfz wordpress-2.0.2.tar.gz # creates a wordpress directory mv wordpress wordpress-2.0.2 ln -s wordpress-2.0.2 blog cp wordpress-1.5.2/wp-config.php wordpress-2.0.2
Back to the Web page again. So much for unattended upgrades?
Follow the Steps (step actually). That all worked, now to restore all the additions?
cp -r wordpress-1.5.2/wp-content/themes/arabx wordpress-2.0.2/wp-content/themes/ cp -r wordpress-1.5.2/wp-content/plugins/eventcalendar3* wordpress-2.0.2/wp-content/plugins/
Reactivate my plugins at http://blog.arabx.com.au/wp-admin/plugins.php
Change to my Theme at http://blog.arabx.com.au/wp-admin/themes.php
So my blog page http://blog.arabx.com.au/ looks much like it did previously. Time now to review some of the new features and plugins, expecially steps to combat spam.
WordPress Official Upgrade Page
Upgrade to WordPress 2.0
What’s New in WordPress 2.0?