Upgrade Buddypress with child
Hi I’m getting my knickers in a twist here about the order of play for updating.
I’m going through the steps towards upgrading Buddypress:
1) I’ve successfully upgraded Frisco (Buddypress child – with my own customisations), and my blog sites theme (Twenty Eleven – with child theme).
2) I’ve upgraded from WordPress 3.3 to WordPress 3.4.2.
3) My intention is now to upgrade from BP 1.5.5 to 1.6.
I’m worried that in this last part of the process I am going to lose my theme settings – i.e. sidebar widgets and menus etc. The concern is this: if I go through the upgrade wizard, I will then be “activating” the Buddypress default theme – and this entails losing all the widgets I’ve set up. I’ve just had to re-upload the database to retrieve widgets having upgraded wordpress and then activated Buddypress before the child theme (my mistake, I think? it’s hugely confusing to understand and get the order of play correct in this Russian doll set-up)
So… what’s the order of play? If I go through the upgrade process via the wizard, will I then lose my database settings for widgets? I can’t re-upload the database to the prior version as I understand from the documentation that this will be changed in the upgrade process.
It’s very confusing and would love some more documentation on upgrading and the correct order of play in the Buddypress documentation (perhaps I will be moved to write it!).
Any help truly appreciated … I’m feeling queasy about this …
My site is: ageofwe.org
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