Upgrade From WordPress 2.8.6 to 3.0.1

Finally I got a chance to upgrade my blog from version 2.8.6 to 3.0.1 using SimpelScripts. Unexpectedly this was the smoothest upgrade I had. :)

I used SimpleScript to do the upgrade but few common tips to follow before you actually upgrade any WordPress version:

  • First Install WP-DBManager plugin. One of the configuration option helps to backup the current database. The other option is to use phpMyAdmin & dump the entire database with table structures.
  • Disable all plugin’s. Sometimes incompatibility might screw you up.
  • You are set :)
  • Then SimpleScripts did the remaining work.
  • In case things go south and you don’t want to restore the old WordPress, it is possible to import the data/structure from the old database to new database with bit of efforts. (Assuming you have familiarity with the SQL). Because WordPress structure is the simplest one. That’s why I like WordPress over b2evolution.

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