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Date:      Fri, 4 Mar 2011 09:13:23 -0700
From:      Chad Perrin <>
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Subject:   Re: mysql missing from my home-page WordPress....
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On Fri, Mar 04, 2011 at 07:27:44AM -0800, Chip Camden wrote:
> I have not had a lot of luck with upgrading from within the admin panel,
> but it is still easy to upgrade by downloading the latest tarball and
> simply extracting it over the installation.  Then go into the admin panel
> to see if it requires that you press a button to update the database.
> Done!
> Of course, make a backup first.

=2E . . and Heaven help you if you had to make any nontrivial changes to
your local install of WordPress to make up for some of its many
deficiencies, and don't have a detailed record of exactly what changes
you made, since I know of no upgrade methodology for WordPress that don't
destroy such changes in a way that makes it effectively impossible to
just apply a patch to reintroduce them.  WordPress developers apparently
like to substantially change the way things look in all the core files
(thus breaking patches made from earlier versions) without substantively
changing the way things work or the readability of the code.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]

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