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How To Upgrade Wordpress In Your Cpanal From 2.5 To 2.9

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this is a post on how we can upgrade wordpress in cpanal (assuming that you are already have a hosting in trap17and installed wordpress ).but if you didn't install wordpress in your cpanal yet then do the following :

 

- the first thing to do is open your cpanal go to software/services and choose fantastico de luxe.

- in fantastico de luxe choose wordpress then new installation and you have now wordpress installed but the version is 2.5.1.

 

to upgrade wordpress from 2.5.1 to 2.9.1, you need first to backup your database and all wordpress files just in case anything goes wrong and deactivate all the plugins and do the following:

 

- download wordpress 2.9.1 to your local computer from here

https://wordpress.org/download/

and unzip it.

- delete the old wordpress files from your cpanal except (wp-config.php and wp-content folder in case you have customized your theme or uploaded a new theme but you should overwrite it later).

- upload the new wordpress files to your cpanal either using filezilla or FTP (i used smartftp client and it worked great for me).

- don't forget to overwrite the content folder because the default theme has changed.

- for wp-config.php it should be the same but in wordpress 2.5.1 there is only a one security key but begin from wordpress 2.6 there are three security keys so we should update our wp-config.php file by replacing the security key in the wp-config.php with the three security keys which we find the in wp-config-sample.php and they looks like that:

 

define('AUTH_KEY', ':dr+%/5V4sAUG-gg%aS*v;&xGhd%{YKC^Z7KKGh j>k[.Nf$y7iGKdJ3c*[Kr5Bg');define('SECURE_AUTH_KEY', 'TufWOuA _.t>#+hA?^|3RfGTm>@*+S=8\"\'+\"}]<m#+}V)p:Qi?jXLq,<h\\`39m_(');define('LOGGED_IN_KEY', 'S~AACm4h1;T^\"qW3_8Zv!Ji=y|)~5i63JI |Al[(<YS<2V^$T])=8Xh2a:b:}U_E');define('NONCE_KEY', 'k1+EOc-&w?hG8j84>6L9v\"6C89NH?ui{*3\\(t09mumL/fFP_!K$JCEkLuy ={x{0');

these keys AUTH_KEY, SECURE_AUTH_KEY, and LOGGED_IN_KEY, were added to insure better encryption

of information stored in the user's cookies.

Beginning with Version 2.7 a fourth key, NONCE_KEY, was added to this group.

You don't have to remember the keys, just make them long and complicated or better yet,

use the the online generator.

You can change these at any point in time to invalidate all existing

cookies this does mean that all users will have to login again.

after putting these keys to your wp-confif.php file , you are done from your wp-config.php file.

 

- run the wordpress upgrade program,Using a web browser, go to the WordPress admin pages at the normal /wp-admin location. WordPress will check to see if a database upgrade is necessary, and if it is, it will give you a new link to follow. This link will lead you to run the WordPress upgrade script by accessing wp-admin/upgrade.php. Follow the instructions presented on your screen.

 

and now we are done

 

- activate your plugins and enjoy your new wordpress.


mahesh2k

Instead of doing it manually, there are two ways. One offficial wordpress upgrade and another one is "Wordpress automatic upgrade" plugin. That way work is much faster and newbie friendly when it comes to update.


web_designer

Instead of doing it manually, there are two ways. One offficial wordpress upgrade and another one is "Wordpress automatic upgrade" plugin. That way work is much faster and newbie friendly when it comes to update.


that is right but in trao 17 hosting the version of wordpress is 2.5.1 and that version doesn't contain the link for upgrade yet it is exist only in recent version.
also i already tried to unstall the plugin but it didn't work, so i had no choice but the manual upgrading.

BuffaloHelp

Auto upgrade plugin is available from 2.6 and up, I believe. Thank you for your detailed instruction on how to upgrade Wordpress. I'm sure someone can find your post useful :) Good job.


mahesh2k

that is right but in trao 17 hosting the version of wordpress is 2.5.1 and that version doesn't contain the link for upgrade yet it is exist only in recent version.also i already tried to unstall the plugin but it didn't work, so i had no choice but the manual upgrading.



That is not true. I have got that plugin working, i already posted about that here on Xisto i guess that was topic of softaculous. I don't know if current version is supporting to 2.5.1 or not. But i have got my earlier version working with it for my cpanel's wordpress version.