It’s my first time to upgrade WordPress since I installed version 2.0.4 last August 2006 using Fantastico. Although I’ve long wanted to upgrade when I saw that there’s new version available, I was kinda hesitant then. I’ve read some not so good experience when using Fantastico to upgrade WordPress. I was afraid I might also do something wrong. I have done some modifications that I don’t want to be messsed up just in case my upgrade didn’t turn out well.
Reading WordPress’ detailed instructions on How to Upgrade in Five Steps, I finally had the courage to upgrade but not sure if it would be manually or instantly through Fantastico.
Using FileZilla I connected to my server and downloaded an entire copy of all the WordPress files & folders including the
.htaccess file to my PC. I made sure that everything was there and that I did not miss anything.
I used WordPress Database Backup Plugin to backup my database. I also used phpMyAdmin for my second backup copy. I had to make sure I’m doing it right that’s why I have 2 backup copies of my database. 🙂
I deactivated all my plugins, as stated in the instruction.
And before I download WordPress package, I logged in to cPanel and decided to upgrade using Fantastico. I just want to give it a try. After all, if something went wrong, I already have backup copy.
It was so great! In just one click, Fantastico did some backup and upgraded WordPress 2.0.4 to WordPress 2.1.3 in no time! I checked this blog immediately and everything was fine! I haven’t encountered any problem yet. But if you find some, please let me know, I will really appreciate it. 🙂
Now my next plan is to install WordPress locally, so I could have a test version of this blog. In that way I could play around with themes and plugins without actually messing up my blog online.