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Upgrading to Wordpress 3.0

noskay
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Upgrading to Wordpress 3.0

I need a Wordpress expert to help me upgrade my Wordpress blog from 2.3.2 to 3.0. Any offer and what cost?
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I Just upgraded 3 of my blogs using the Auto Upgrade feature with no apparent problems.

Granted that I was using 2.9 on 2 of them and I can't recall what the other one was but after visiting several other forums before I made the move, I didn't see anyone complaining about problems in doing it in this way.

Just make sure you've done a complete back up or at least a data base back up just in case.

Sean.
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noskay
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Thanks Sean for your reply. I will try to do the upgrade using the upgrade feature.

My other headache is backup. I have never done this before, Can you please tell me how to do the backup.

I will be most gratefull if you can just write me what I need to do to backup my files. I don't want to lose them

Once again thanks

Nosa
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Hi Nosa

I'll try to explain.

There's a free plugin which enables you to back up your data base and have it sent to you whenever and as often as you choose.

You can then save it to your computer hard drive.

So. Open your wp dash board, on the left scroll down to plugins, click on the dropdown menu, click on "add new"

In the search box on the page which opens, type in: "wp db backup". Hit the search button and then install > install now, and activate it.


Then after it's installed and activated, go over to the left again, click on "tools" under "Users" and then on "back up"

This will open an options page.

At the bottom of that page you have several options. Personally I check the "Email back up" option in case the server happens to go down.

You can then go to "Schedule Backups" below and select how often you want it sent. This depends on how often you update your site. If you're working on your site every day I'd suggest having it sent once a day. You will also need to enter an email address to send it too.

Then...click on schedule back up. There is an option there to "back up now".

When it's finished check your email and you will have an email with your back up from which you can download it to your computer.

It will be an "sql_gz file"

I can't explain how to use that file here but you can Google it or ask your hosting support to do it for you.

While it's it's a bit complicated...it's better than losing all your data and once you know how to do it, you have a new back up every day.

I hope this helps.

Cheers
Sean
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