[wp-testers] Re: Revised Upgrade Instructions (Amit Gupta)
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Mon Dec 26 14:03:28 GMT 2005
Can you add a line about using FTP clients to delete the old WP
If your FTP client does not appear to permit you to delete non-empty
folders, check through the available options and you'll usually find an
option that will permit non-empty folder deletion. This is useful while
cleaning out an old installation of WordPress, but it's recommended that
once this is done, you switch it back to the original setting for
I'm not happy with how I worded that, so if anyone can make it shorter
and clearer, I'd be grateful.
I know a number of people who do not bother to delete the old WP
installation because they didn't know how to make their FTP client
delete non-empty folders. I've yet to find an FTP client that doesn't
permit this, but a lot hide this option because it is so powerful.
Experienced users will know this, but a lot of the people using WP are
not exactly "experienced users."
BTW: I know at least one "experienced user" who learned the hard way why
the normal setting is to prohibit the deletion of folders with stuff in
them. Returning the setting to "prohibit" really is a good idea, unless
you backup often.
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