Another call for upgrades. After recently releasing version 2.6.2, and annoying the heck out of me to upgrade, WordPress goes and releases version 2.6.3. And yes, annoys the heck out of me by telling me to upgrade.
However, it is simple to do an upgrade. WordPress gives you their handy Three Step Guideline. Simply put it is:
- Unzip the file
- Upload the latest contents of the wp-includes and the wp-admin folders.
- Upload the root contents of the latest version (ex: index.php, license.txt, readme.html, wp-app.php, etc.)
Don’t just overwrite your current wp-content folder with the new wp-content folder (from version 2.6.3) because you will overwrite everything and that could mess up any modifications you may have made (plugins, themes, etc.). Those files must be handled one by one.
Then finally, just log back in to you admin panel (
http://example.com/wordpress/wp-admin/upgrade.php) and you should be set. If not, you may have to take the settings from your old config.php file and write them to the new config file (wp-config-sample.php, located in the new version files). If that is the case, just simply take your old settings (config.php), place them in the new config file (wp-config-sample.php), rename the new config file (to, you guessed it, config.php) and then upload it (overwrite when asked). That should do the trick.