[Just a top post to say that recent troubles of unknown cause on my server --7.3-- have drained time from my thought of joining the "Blogger World."]
On Fri, Mar 04, 2011 at 09:09:20AM -0800, Chip Camden wrote: > Quoth Chad Perrin on Friday, 04 March 2011: > > On Fri, Mar 04, 2011 at 07:27:44AM -0800, Chip Camden wrote: > > > > > > I have not had a lot of luck with upgrading from within the admin panel, > > > but it is still easy to upgrade by downloading the latest tarball and > > > simply extracting it over the installation. Then go into the admin panel > > > to see if it requires that you press a button to update the database. > > > Done! > > > > > > Of course, make a backup first. I make bups of bups; the thing is that when I _thought_ i had "upgraded" by push-button nothing had actually happened. My version had not been uprev'd to 3.1; it was still a 3.0.4. Etc. I'mall but certain this would have been the same if I were running Linux. ...So yes, I will d/load stuff, move or scp it into my www/data/blog/* and extract. My proposed site is titled "...And miles to go before I sleep"; the blog directory is, literally "blog". (I posted a question on the forum about where to change the author info and someone said it was "www.home/blog/author/authorID" --IIRC. I didn't understand the answer.) > > > > . . . and Heaven help you if you had to make any nontrivial changes to > > your local install of WordPress to make up for some of its many > > deficiencies, and don't have a detailed record of exactly what changes > > you made, since I know of no upgrade methodology for WordPress that don't > > destroy such changes in a way that makes it effectively impossible to > > just apply a patch to reintroduce them. WordPress developers apparently > > like to substantially change the way things look in all the core files > > (thus breaking patches made from earlier versions) without substantively > > changing the way things work or the readability of the code. > > I just found the WP-3.1.zip file in my ~/Downloads directory. I had not looked. On the WP.org forum I claimed to be running 3.1 rather than 3.0.4. Could have have nosed me somehow? How tightly integrated are the clients integrated with WordPress? Another thin I don't quite get is whether this group in a non-profit [.org] or a for-profit [.com]. I've seen some instructive videos for this effort; I'm assuming that these are for the ".com/commercial" side. Is there a place on the WP .org side that has a series of tutorials-- 001 to NNN that I should read? This one isn't going to be plug-in-an-use; it looks like it demands at least a moderate learning curve. > > -- > > Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ] > > Yes, I've been bitten by that. Nowadays I confine all of my > customizations to plugins or theme files, os I can always drop in their > latest version and then check to see if they broke the plugins somehow > (which has happened on occasion). > Yipes. Thanks for the clue. gary > -- > Sterling (Chip) Camden | sterl...@camdensoftware.com | 2048D/3A978E4F > http://chipsquips.com | http://camdensoftware.com | http://chipstips.com -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix Journey Toward the Dawn, E-Book: http://www.thought.org The 7.98a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"