[LINK] How To Upgrade WP 2.9.2 To 3.0 In 5 Steps

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2008
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    Chair moistener.
    Sorry folks, but this is not going to be a one button upgrade...
    (and don't act shocked when your plugins stop working) :eek:

    Late last night WordPress 3.0 RC1 was pushed out and we knew you'd need an upgrade guide, since it's not a one-click process. There are a few steps to getting your WPMU site working with 3.0 but this guide will help to make the process as simple and smooth as possible.

    To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade?

    It is important to note that many of you will want to wait until the final release is here in order to start upgrading. Taking your WPMU site to 3.0 may not even be an option if your site's functionality is heavily dependent upon plugins that have not yet been updated for 3.0.

    However, you'll need to upgrade eventually, so make sure to bookmark this guide. In the meantime, it might be a good idea to make a duplicate of your site and perform an upgrade to see how your plugins respond.

    If you want to play around with upgrading, then follow this guide but remember that plugins and themes that have not been updated may affect your upgrade process.

    5 Steps To a Smooth Upgrade With Multi-Site Features

    Unwritten step 1 is, don?t freak out; we're all doing this together.
    If you find other useful tips on the upgrade process, please post in the comments.

    Before You Even Think About Upgrading: Backup Your Files and Database!

    You must do this in case something goes wrong. The best thing you could do is reproduce your site and do the whole process on the duplicate site so that you know it's safe for what you?re running.

    In the very least, you should make a backup to restore just in case.