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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Q&A: How do I switch move my WordPress.com blog to a site where I have complete control?

Question by BENNY V: How do I switch move my WordPress.com blog to a site where I have complete control?
I paid for a domain name through WordPress.com and would like to move to a hosting site, keep the domain name, keep the theme, import the blog posts, and be able to add plug-ins. Is this doable?

Best answer:

Answer by loki
What you want to do is to open a website account with a good web host. Then you use Fantastico to make a new WordPress blog.
You then upload all your pages from the old blog to the new blog. So the new blog is basically a copy of the old one.

Once all of your stuff is on the new blog, you go to the old blog and you setup a 301 redirect, for each of your posts. So if someone types in the address of a post, they are redirected to that post on your new blog.

Below I have put a link to a plugin to automate the 301 redirect process, an article about good blog hosts and an article about how the search engines see the transfer.

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