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February 12th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

How to upgrade WordPress 2.7 Using the New Auto-Upgrade Feature

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  1. February 12th, 2009 at 14:47 | #1

    Thanks for this. I wish I’d seen it before I hit the ‘upgrade now’ link! It’s taken me quite a while to put my sites back to how they were but won’t happen again now I’ve seen what I should have done.

  2. jm
    February 15th, 2009 at 02:53 | #2


    One note, and I’m seeing notes on the web about this. If you changed your theme name to default, that folder was overwritten by this upgrade. You’ll just need to FTP up your default theme directory. WordPress overwrote that directory this time, though it had not in the past.

  3. February 15th, 2009 at 09:22 | #3

    @jm: That is true…you should never name the directory of a custom theme “default”…it will get overwritten using the auto-upgrade. Also, if you customize the default Kubrick, be sure to rename it to something else. If you take a back-up before upgrading then you will be able to recover anything that may be lost.

  4. February 15th, 2009 at 13:22 | #4

    hahaha,wp 2.7.1 make me crazy. a lot of try to update, but nothing happen.., but after saw your video, i know my prob, now i can update wp.. thank you very much, and now i want to try to update inove.. hope i can do that without trouble

  5. Mike
    February 17th, 2009 at 20:39 | #5

    I am on wordpress 2.6, and when I click upgrade now it takes me to the page where I have to download the zip not the auto upgrade page. Any ideas, thanks.

  6. February 20th, 2009 at 12:26 | #6

    @Mike: Auto-upgrade is only available starting in 2.7, so you will need to manually upgrade your 2.6 install.

  7. February 28th, 2009 at 08:44 | #7

    I dont know how to use for transferring the files. Do you can explain more details?
    Thank you

  8. April 19th, 2009 at 18:02 | #8


  9. May 6th, 2009 at 12:14 | #9

    Huge thanks for the video you created! It helped a lot!

  10. June 14th, 2009 at 10:20 | #10

    I just tried to use this process for backing up my database and now when I go to my site it says ‘broken link’? do you have any idea what it might be? I followed your directions exactly?

    thank you,

  11. June 14th, 2009 at 15:17 | #11

    Not without a link to your site…the one you have linked here is to a wordpress.com blog. Did you just backup the database or did you upgrade as well?

  12. June 15th, 2009 at 08:18 | #12

    oh, and I have not upgraded anything because after I tried to back up my files I could not get on to my site again.

  13. June 15th, 2009 at 08:26 | #13

    I have just tried to back up my files using file manager. I followed your directions exactly. The only think i changed was I a put wp-content, wp-includes in the ‘blog’ file thinking they would not get backed up for some reason. my site is wwwDOTpetitfoodieDOTcom

    Thank you for your help

  14. June 15th, 2009 at 08:41 | #14

    Jenna…it looks like your hosting account has Cpanel. If you want to send me the Cpanel login info, I’ll take a look at it. My email is: educhalk (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. August 12th, 2009 at 10:53 | #15

    Thank you for this! I’ve used it to back-up my WordPress site because I had to move to another host. From today everything is up and running. Thanks for your help.

    Friendly greetings,

  16. Kim
    December 5th, 2009 at 11:28 | #16

    It didn’t work for me, can you give us some more information?

  17. December 5th, 2009 at 12:00 | #17

    Auto-upgrade doesn’t work on all servers–depends on your particular configuration. If this doesn’t work, then you will need to do a manual upgrade…see the “Upgrade” tag on this site for videos on how to manually upgrade.

  18. Tonja Sundstrom
    June 14th, 2010 at 04:51 | #18

    This was a Great write up, I will save this in my Digg account. Have a awesome day.

  19. July 8th, 2015 at 15:33 | #19

    I am in the process of transferring my WordPress website from one host to another.

    I have backed up my directory and data files in zip files has you’ve instructed.

    How do I use those zip files to either move the information they contain to the new host location or — if I’m not changing hosts — how do I use downloaded and saved files to reinstall the backedup information onto my website. For example, if the installed files were corrupted, how do I delete them and install the backed up copies?

    It is very important that I do this through the cPanel and no through an FTP client such as FileZilla.

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