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[SOLVED] How to upgrade from 3.4.9 to 3.5.1


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Old Jun 3, 2010, 08:33 PM
BryanSchmiedeler
 
35 posts · Jun 2010
I have version 3.4.9 installed and want to upgrade to 3.5.1. Is there a way to do this via the Wordpress admin panel or do I have to download the theme and then manually FTP it up to the server? And if so, are there any instructions for doing so.

Sorry if this is a newbie question, I did search the forum but didn't find an answer.

Bryan
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Old Jun 5, 2010, 11:48 AM
JaneD
 
72 posts · Jan 2009
Bryan, I get an error when I try to search for Atahualpa via the "Add-theme" area of wordpress. But that may just be me. However, I have successfully downloaded the theme as a zip file from the download page http://wordpress.bytesforall.com/?p=92 & then used the built-in theme uploader to install & activate the new theme.

You want to make sure that you are creating a NEW theme folder (don't try to overwrite your old one!) so if your current theme folder is just called "Atahualpa" you want a new folder called something like "Atahualpa 3.5.1" installing it this way should do that for you anyway.

You'll need to copy/upload any header images & favicon to the new folder. Then you can preview the "new" Atahualpa theme and make sure everything looks correct. Activate it, check it again page by page if possible to make sure everything is working correctly for you...

If it's not, then you can always switch back to your original Atahualpa theme.
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Old Jun 5, 2010, 12:47 PM
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10,174 posts · Jul 2009
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The folder shouldn't have any spaces. It should be something like Atahualpa351
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Old Jun 7, 2010, 11:57 AM
ellenfinkl
 
54 posts · Aug 2009
Jane, You talked about using the built-in theme uploader. Is that in the WordPress wp-admin panel? I can't find it. I downloaded the 3.5.1 zip file and don't know what to do next.
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Old Jun 7, 2010, 12:40 PM
JaneD
 
72 posts · Jan 2009
Yes, just like you would add a plugin, Wordpress has a Theme installer...

Under "Appearance" --> click "Add new Themes"

You'll see a new page open and on it you should see the header: "Install Themes" under that should be a line with links to: Search | Upload | Featured | Newest | Recently Updated

It's the "Upload" one you want... It will open a new page where you can upload a zip file.

Click in the empty box and it will open a window for you to navigate on your computer to wherever you saved the zipfile...

Select it & hit "install now" once it's complete you can preview it.

You will likely need to use ftp to upload or copy any existing images into the new folder in the proper area.

Hope this helps.
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Old Jun 8, 2010, 08:41 PM
BryanSchmiedeler
 
35 posts · Jun 2010
This worked great. Many thanks to all.

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