Q&A: How can i switch from wordpress [self hosted] 2.7 to 2.8 while keeping all my stuff?

Question by werbz: How can i switch from wordpress [self hosted] 2.7 to 2.8 while keeping all my stuff?
My website is currently running on WordPress 2.7.
The newer version, 2.8 has just been released and I want to switch…and keep all of my settings, files, plugins, themes, ect.
Is there anyway to do this?
Thanks!

PS not sure if it is helpful but my url is: http:willwerblow.com

thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by jef.r.sun
Download it, unpack it in a new directory.
Follow the instructions in the readme.html.

Basically it’s just about backing up the modifications you made to original WordPress files and then copying the new ones over the old ones and visiting www.yourdomain.com/blogdir/wp-admin/upgrade.php

It’s as simple as that 🙂

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Using WordPress, how do I make my about page the same format as my home page?

Question by Ben B: Using WordPress, how do I make my about page the same format as my home page?
I currently use wordpress.org with the hosting service of globat.com. Now, I have my home page set to be the wordpress blog. However, their is a tab on the home page for an “about” page. I have written the about page in the wordpress editor, however when I click on the about page, it just turns to a white background with unorganized and un-stylized text and graphics. How can I make the “about” page the same format (basically the same theme) as my home page?

Best answer:

Answer by Οραγλε Δελφοί (Oracle of Delphi)
what I usually do in these situations is make a copy of the home page, ditch the about page and save the copy as the about page, then edit the heck out of it.

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