WP Upgrade – Things are not so simple as they seam to be…

Since a few weeks I have received a lot of notifications about the fact that I should upgrade my WordPress installation. It is true that the instance I have is kind of old…but man cannot upgarade a blog every time a new version comes out… :)
So in the past weekend I decided (thinking to the Nike’s “Just do it“slogan), what da H*ll I can do this …

So I armed myself with some patience and started up.

I followed all the steps described here. Everything went as expected… until I updated and activated all the plugins I had installed before, and started up the brand new wordpress I faced a nightmare…almost nothing was working as it was before. The theme had crashed because of some hard coded database access code.. (Table not found wp_categories)…the Qote Rotator was rotating but not showing anything (just empty spce), the SlimStat plugin was working, but with some 20 error messages(if I remember correctly also related to database)…and of course no compatible theme was really fitting the needs I had…A nightmare…

I have to say that I am not a patient person but this time I said I have to try, I need to make it work… So I spent most of the weekend trying to revive my old blog, but without success(not that I had no other things to do…but..I could not let the site in Maintenance mode for ever). I got really angry. I really enjoyed WordPress until now, I started to understand how it works… but after this with some regret I have to say, looking back to the wasted time and nerves, I think that next time I decide to change something on the blog I will switch directly to Drupal (no offense, I just don’t have the time to spend finding out every tiny little incompatibility between the new and the old version of WP).

After a long weekend my patience left me and I gave up trying, so I have restored the old wordpress from my backup. Old as it is but it works…and this is more important than to have the latest version…

So here it is again…and I think it will remain as is until I build up some patience and courage to engage in the next upgrade try…

Until than, as usual

Happy coding

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