Upgrading WordPress from Older Installations
If you have an older version of WordPress installed and want to upgrade it instead of making an entirely new installation, the following steps will guide you through:
As a first step, you must do the following for the security of your databases and files:
- You must back up your WordPress database. If anything goes wrong while upgrading (there is a greater chance that everything will go fine), you may lose your database content.
- You must back up all your WordPress files in the WordPress directory, even including the
.htaccess file, if present.
- Verify that these backups are not corrupted and you can use them later when required. If your Internet connection breaks during the download, you may have a corrupted ...