Upgrading to WordPress 3.5

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Upgrading to WordPress 3.5

  1. 1. Upgrading to WordPress 3.5 How to prepare for and perform an upgrade to WPBill Davis http://coaching-academy.us
  2. 2. Background Who is Bill Davis? – Web development in 1996 – Internet Marketing in 2001 – Internet Marketing Muscle in 2008 – The Ultimate Guide to WordPress in 2011 – WP Secure Pro in 2011Bill Davis http://coaching-academy.us
  3. 3. Preparation Make a backup! – Manual – Plugin (Backup Buddy) – Script (WP Twin) – Highly Recommended! http://erds.co/wptwin Check your backup! Check plugins for compatibility If you have a custom theme, make a copy (Optional) Deactivate pluginsBill Davis http://coaching-academy.us
  4. 4. Performing the Upgrade 3 Ways: – Manual (not recommended) – cPanel Fantistico will tell you but will not do the upgrade Simple Scripts will do the upgrade, in batch – WordPress Dashboard (recommended)Bill Davis http://coaching-academy.us
  5. 5. Contingency Plan What happens if my upgrade goes bad? – Pray…lots of praying – You really made that backup, right? Troubleshooting – Plugins are a common upgrade problem Deactivate if you can, if not change plugin folder name – Themes aren’t as common but it still occursBill Davis http://coaching-academy.us
  6. 6. Closing Make sure you re-enable plugins Make another backup Now is a great time to review plugin usageBill Davis http://coaching-academy.us
  7. 7. Resources Internet Marketing Coaching Academy – http://coaching-academy.us The Ultimate Guide to WordPress – http://theultimateguidetowordpress.com Internet Marketing Muscle – http://internet-marketing-muscle.com IMCA Facebook group – http://erds.co/fbcoachingBill Davis http://coaching-academy.us
  8. 8. We will be starting soon…Bill Davis http://coaching-academy.us

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