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WordPress 3 Complete by April Hodge Silver

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Upgrading WordPress

In Chapter 2, we briefly discussed upgrading your existing WordPress version to the latest available version. In this section, we will take a closer look at the upgrade process.

What about the built-in upgrader?

As of WordPress 2.6, you can upgrade in one click from within WordPress. You can use the built-in upgrade to replace steps 3 to 7 in the following list, but you should still carry out the other steps. Also, the built-in upgrade does not work on all servers.

Do it gradually for a big jump

Something to keep in mind is that if you're upgrading from a very early version of WordPress to a very recent version, you should do it in steps. That is, if you find yourself in a situation where you have to upgrade across a large span ...

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