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enrii.blog Upgraded to WordPress 2.0

February 21st, 2006

Finally, I upgraded my blog to WordPress 2.0. At this moment, I'm still in the dilemma whether I want to use back the same theme, adopt a new one, or probably create a new one myself. I suppose that would take a few day for me to decide.

Just forget about that first. Let me share my upgrading experience, a somewhat simple guide on upgrading to WordPress 2.0.

  1. Created a temporary folder at my server.
  2. Upload the newly downloaded WordPress 2 zip file to the folder.
  3. Unzip it.
  4. Copy the following files from old blog to the temporary folder
    • wp-config.php and htaccess located at root
    • theme files located at wp-content/themes
  5. Deactivate all my plugins.
  6. Rename the old blog folder to another name.
  7. Rename/move the temporary folder to old blog location.
  8. Run the upgrade script. For my case, http://blog.enrii.com/wp-admin/upgrade.php
  9. Click on the upgrade link in that page.
  10. Done!

Please note that I took the risk for didn't backup my database during the upgrading process though it is highly recommended for you to do so.

The next thing that I would do, is to search for upgrades for all my plugins. Will keep you updated if I found any flaw for this upgrade. Also, I would be grateful if you can post comment on this post in case you find any problem while you browse around this blog.

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8 Responses

gbyeow says:

Nice. Welcome to the club.

EngLee says:

It’s nice. Hopefully it works nicely as well.

Btw, how do you guys think of the WYSIWYG editor?

I’m not impressed with it because when I’m adding the “more” tag, it appears between the paragraph tag.

I ended up disabled the WYSIWYG editor!

Elliot Swan says:

Yeah, at first I thought the WYSIWYG thing was sorta cool..but it takes too long to load and I don’t trust WYSIWYG editors with my code.

Felix Leong says:

I personally liked the WYSIWYG editor, what I really like about it that it makes well-formed XHTML without much HTML clutter (reminds me of Frontpage :p).

Usually I use the WYSIWYG editor to type my post and then tweak the HTML if I needed any furnishing (Code tags, read more tags, etc.)

EngLee says:

How do you switch back to HTML mode after you are done with the editor? Is there any shortcuts over there at the editor? Or, do I have to go to the user options to switch back to HTML mode?

Aarohi says:

You followed a VERY complex path as compared to what I did. I took a lot of risks when I upgraded :S

Oliver Z. says:

I feel the same towards WYSIWYG as Elliot. It just doesn’t seem right when you are the editor and when you can control your own HTML.

Make your own theme! It’s really cool what you can do with all this stuff.

EngLee says:

I’ll try my best to work my own theme. But, since I’m more to a programmer than a web designer, don’t expect anything cool. 🙂