If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email us on [email protected] for help. Thanks :)
Hello All, This is just a friendly reminder to read the Forum Charter where you wish to post before posting in it. :)
Hi all, The AutoSave Draft feature is now disabled across the site. The decision to disable the feature was made via a poll last year. The delay in putting it in place was due to a bug/update issue. This should serve as a reminder to manually save your drafts if you wish to keep them. Thanks, The Boards Team.
Hello all! This is just a quick reminder to ensure that you are posting a new thread or question in the appropriate forum. The Feedback forum is overwhelmed with questions that are having to be moved elsewhere.

Upgrading Wordpress from 3.2.1 to 5.1.1

  • 19-03-2019 4:33pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 77 ✭✭ Seoda1


    A big enough upgrade I am about to undertake ... I have done a backup of the database and I have downloaded all the files, I am just cautious, will the automatic update work sucessfully? Has anyone recent experience? The site is using php v 5.4 and I'll need to update this to v 7.x afterwards. It's working ok now, but I don't want to put it off any longer, I feel I've gotten away with it long enough.

    Appreciate any advise


  • Registered Users Posts: 396 ✭✭ M.T.D

    Apart from WordPress and PHP, is your theme and any plugins up to date.
    As far as I know WordPress 5 needs php 5.6.
    I would do it in steps. update php, then update WordPress to 4.9.
    Update your plugins.
    See if it still works. Your theme will possibly not be responsive and may need replacing rather than updating.

    If all goes wrong you could do a clean install of WordPress and import your content. Problems can arise if the current theme incorporates a pagebuilder using shortcodes.

    If you need a hand just give me a call.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 77 ✭✭ Seoda1

    Thank you so much for taking the time to reply.

    Yes, I think you are right, it would need to be done in steps and I don't think anything could cope with big changes, even with the PHP upgrade alone.

    I will get in touch with you now in a private message.

    Thanks again