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  #1  
Old Feb 26, 2013, 05:44 PM
eleanorb
 
41 posts · Nov 2010
I am currently at 3.5.3 and have had security issues, so I should upgrade to a current level of Atahualpa. Can I go directly to some high level (3.7.11?), or do I need to go step by step through each intermediate version? If only one jump, should I read all the intervening notes for relevant issues and changes I need to make?
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 05:48 PM
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22,263 posts · Mar 2009
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You should start by doing a database backup.
Next read this thread

Once you have done that you can install 3.7.11 and make the jump
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:39 PM
eleanorb
 
41 posts · Nov 2010
I would like to try the automatic update first, but when I click the link (on the Atahualpa theme options page), I get an odd display with no further action possible. (See before and after shots attached.) Afterword: Apparently only the "after" is visible here, but perhaps you can get the idea...

Last edited by eleanorb; Feb 28, 2013 at 02:33 PM.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 01:41 PM
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22,263 posts · Mar 2009
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have you done a database backup using phpMyAdmin or a backup plugin?
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 04:04 PM
eleanorb
 
41 posts · Nov 2010
This is my local site (on my Mac), and I have backed up the whole Mac (Time Machine) and also duplicated the wordpress folder.

Last edited by eleanorb; Feb 27, 2013 at 04:45 PM.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 05:03 PM
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22,263 posts · Mar 2009
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That's fine but you should use phpMyadmin to backup the database. The database is not part of the wordpress folders. Are you using MAMP by any chance?

(I also do lots of testing and development on my mac)
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 06:31 PM
eleanorb
 
41 posts · Nov 2010
Yes, I'm using MAMP. I'll do a backup with phpMyadmin. But what do I click to get an automatic upgrade?
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 06:42 PM
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You can try using the wordpress theme upgrade option, but you may have to give wordpress FTP access to your machine and I never do that. I do a manual upgrade.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:53 PM
eleanorb
 
41 posts · Nov 2010
As I explained in my message above (with attachment), when I click on the new version number, I don't arrive at any place where I can request the automatic upgrade. Can you help with that?
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 02:56 AM
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Looks like you need to manually upgrade
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 06:42 AM
eleanorb
 
41 posts · Nov 2010
In FAQ (2009): There are two ways to update Atahualpa to a newer version
1) use the WordPress automatic update or
2) Manually update the theme

Why is the "automatic update" even mentioned, since it does not actually seem to exist? If it does exist, please tell me how I can do it.
  #12  
Old Feb 28, 2013, 08:16 AM
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10,099 posts · Jul 2009
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The automatic update should be available in Appearance > Themes under the theme in question or in the Updates section of the WP Dashboard.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 09:13 AM
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You are using a local site, the automatic upgrade works fine when your site is on a server at a host.
You can make it work in MAMP, you just have to setup MAMP correctly, something that is beyond the scope of this forum.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 09:42 AM
eleanorb
 
41 posts · Nov 2010
The attachment view looks exactly the same on my live, hosted site. The link there (on the phrase "Atahualpa 3.7.11 released" is http://wordpress.bytesforall.com/, which gives download information but no info on automatic update. Also on my live site, I attach shots of the Appearance > Themes under the theme in question and the Updates section of the WP Dashboard -- neither gives any clue how to update automatically.

Last edited by eleanorb; Feb 28, 2013 at 02:40 PM.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 10:03 AM
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if your atahualpa folder in the themes folder is not called 'atahualpa' then wordpress won't recognize it and look for an update.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 11:31 AM
eleanorb
 
41 posts · Nov 2010
My folder is called atahualpa353 -- I'm assuming it was originally installed that way; I did not rename it. Is this improper? Should I change it? How can I do that?
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 11:48 AM
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You can use FTP to rename it
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 12:53 PM
eleanorb
 
41 posts · Nov 2010
You have not answered my other questions. Why was it installed with this name, if another name is required to upgrade it?

I tried simply renaming it to atahualpa in my local site and the site stopped functioning, so it seems something else is required.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 12:59 PM
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Quote:
You have not answered my other questions. Why was it installed with this name, if another name is required to upgrade it?
I have no idea why you installed it this way.
Quote:
I tried simply renaming it to atahualpa in my local site and the site stopped functioning, so it seems something else is required
not having access to your local setup, I can't give you any advice, sorry.

when you go to dashboard->appearances->themes what do you see?
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 02:41 PM
eleanorb
 
41 posts · Nov 2010
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 03:37 PM
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22,263 posts · Mar 2009
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so when you renamed the folder, WordPress couldn't find the existing theme (since the folder was differend and it defaults back to twenty-twelve...but you have removed that theme so it has nothing to work with.

Have you ever done an automatic upgrade of wordpress?
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Last edited by juggledad; Feb 28, 2013 at 07:26 PM.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 04:37 PM
eleanorb
 
41 posts · Nov 2010
yes. recently I took the local from 3.0.5 to 3.4.1 -- and then to 3. 5.1, then fell back to 3.4.1 when there were problems.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 05:44 PM
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22,263 posts · Mar 2009
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Well if you can automatically update Wordpress on your local, you should be able to update the theme once you have named the folder back to atahualpa
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 06:02 PM
eleanorb
 
41 posts · Nov 2010
When I rename it, I get the following message on my Dashboard (in red):
ERROR: The themes directory is either empty or doesnít exist. Please check your installation.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 07:26 PM
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22,263 posts · Mar 2009
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go back and read post #21
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