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how to update 1.2.6 to 1.5.x to 1.6

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  • Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    You are correct, up grade to 1.5 by de activating BP and all plugins then erase contents of BP folder upload 1.5 then reactivate. Make sure 1.5 works before upgrading 1.5 to 1.6. As always back up db

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
    Participant

    @dainismichel

    thank you very much for your response, can i pick any 1.5 version?

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    You could even step each 1.5 version. Use the first 1.5 then upload last 1.5.

    I’ve personally done a 1.2.4(ish) all the way up to 1.5.4(ish — whatever the latest version was at that time). Worked ok, I don’t think there’s a need to step through 1.5 versions.

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
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    @dainismichel

    thnx crew!

    back to guessing a bit, trying to download the versions. i’m here poking around: http://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/browser#tags/1.5.1

    would i need to download those folders, rename them buddypress and then upload that way?

    where do i download the older versions of buddypress?

    best,
    dainis

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
    Participant

    @dainismichel

    i guessed at the naming convention and just added “.zip” to the filename.

    so if the current version is at http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/buddypress.1.6.1.zip

    then 1.5 is http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/buddypress.1.5.zip

    i was guessing though and could not find that info posted anywhere though it likely is…

    best,
    dainis

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
    Participant

    @dainismichel

    ok, tried to go from buddypress 1.2.6 to 1.5 on a WP 3.0.1 site

    and got the following error:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function show_admin_bar() in wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core/bp-core-buddybar.php on line 585

    restoring the site from a backup now.

    i had all of the plugins inactivated.

    how do you suggest i proceed — the site is using the default BP theme.

    best,
    dainis

    show_admin_bar() was introduced in WordPress 3.1. What version of WordPress do you have

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
    Participant

    @dainismichel

    slam blam bloom blaaam. upgraded WP first. then went through BP 1.5 and then 1.5.6 then auto to latest.

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    == slam blam bloom blaaam ==

    I assume that this issue has been resolved? :-)

    Avatar of Dainismichel
    dainismichel
    Participant

    @dainismichel

    if you consider accomplishing the task by hitting my laptop with a fuzzy mallet, pouring coffee into the keyboard to “wake up” the computer, downloading databases, failing at recovering my backup, then needing flop and then flip versions of BP back and forth, and then just waving my hands over the computer chanting “oh buddypress and wordpress update work oh work hhoooommiiiiii aaaah”

    and then it working.

    then yes.

    PS: i did very few of the above mentioned steps and do not recommend you try them at home.

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