Upgrading from 1.2.8 to 1.6.1 via 1.5.6?
A client had a WordPress site which we moved onto one of our servers by copying all the files and using a MySQL dump we had from their previous IT people. We didn’t expect it to work straight away, and it didn’t, but we got over the obvious issues, and things started to become visible.
There have always been a lot of issues, though; it seems, for instance, that the db dump we were given originally was pretty corrupt. The whole thing is a pig, and we’ve decided to make sure all the code is as up-to-date as possible in order to eliminate any problems there. We’ve upgraded WordPress itself to 3.4.1, and BuddyPress at the moment is at 1.2.8.
Obviously we need to upgrade BuddyPress. The instructions at http://codex.buddypress.org/releases/version-1-6/upgrading-to-1-6/ say explicitly to upgrade first to 1.5 before moving up to 1.6, but it seems as though the automatic upgrade link in the plugins section of wp-admin wants to go straight to 1.6
Is it important to avoid this? If so, how should I go about the interim upgrade to 1.5? I downloaded the files for 1.5.6, but will I have to do anything to the database, or will it be sufficient to copy the new BuddyPress files over the top of their existing counterparts?
I’ve got the whole site backed up – all the files in the web root and a db dump – so it’s not the end of the world if something goes wrong, but I’d far rather avoid the faffing about.
Thanks in anticipation for your help.
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