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BuddyPress and WordPress Update – Need help

  • Avatar of QuadDamage
    QuadDamage
    Participant

    @quaddamage

    Hi,

    I recently became webmaster of an Adult related website that uses Buddypress to handle a small network of blogs.
    The thing is that they are using the Version 2.8.4a for WordPress and 1.1.2 for Buddypress and this obviously need an upgrade mainly for security reasons but also for the sake of having an updated site with configured properly.

    The problem is that the site is highly customized and I’m pretty sure that the automatic update is not going to work. I’m obviously going to try local first, but still I need some help with:

    - Should I update WordPress or BuddyPress first?
    - Does any of the versions between the 1.1.2 and the last of BP will mess up with Design?
    - Where can I edit the website Title, Description and Keywords?
    - Is there something that I need to know in order to make this update successfully?

    Since it’s an Adult website I don’t know if I can post the link, let me know if I can.

    Thanks all in advance.

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  • Avatar of danbpfr
    danbpfr
    Participant

    @chouf1

    hi,

    - Should I update WordPress or BuddyPress first?
    WP first than BP, but together !
    BP from version 1.1.2 to 1.2!important, from 1.2 to 1.5 from 1.5 to 1.6.2
    Same thing for WP from 2.8.4 to 3.0!important, from 3.0 to 3.2, from 3.2 to 3.4 from 3.4 to 3.5

    For each, take the versions from SVN.

    http://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/browser/tags

    http://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/tags

    - Does any of the versions between the 1.1.2 and the last of BP will mess up with Design?

    Yes/No depends on how deep you did the changes

    - Where can I edit the website Title, Description and Keywords?
    From within the site admin Dashboard > General settings
    As keywords are no more used by Google, they’re not necessary. Otherwise you have to hardcode them into your child theme index page

    - Is there something that I need to know in order to make this update successfully?
    First of all, read the codex :D

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress

    http://codex.buddypress.org/developer/releases/

    Avatar of QuadDamage
    QuadDamage
    Participant

    @quaddamage

    Hi Chouf1,

    Nice reply, thanks a lot!
    Will let you know if everything goes ok!

    Avatar of Paul Gibbs
    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    I have done a BP 1.2.4 to BP 1.5.7(ish) and it worked fine. Interested to see how well a 1.1 to 1.6.2 goes. I’d suggest not worrying about stepping the BuddyPress upgrades, and doing something like:

    1) Switch to a default WordPress theme (twentyten).

    2) Disable all plugins.

    3) Upgrade WordPress.

    4) Add new version of BuddyPress, and activate it, and do that upgrade.

    5) Update all other plugins, and reactivate them.

    6) Switch back to original theme.

    Make backups

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    What they said. Most important, backup database & server files and to expect that plugins/themes from BP 1.1 won’t work in current WP/BP versions.

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