WordPress Blog Upgrade Time

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* [email protected]:/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).
Goto http://blog.arabx.com.au/wp-admin/plugins.php

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?

http://blog.arabx.com.au/wp-admin/upgrade.php

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.
References
WordPress Official Upgrade Page
Upgrade to WordPress 2.0
What’s New in WordPress 2.0?