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Fredmrnoname (talkcontribs)

I need to update my MW from 1.25 to the latest version because my hosting provider

is going to PHP7. I have no experience with this.

The update manuals I found are to comprehensive for a newby like myself.

Is there a simple step by step guide to update , i would appreciate some help

Thanks!

星耀晨曦 (talkcontribs)
  1. Download MediaWiki tarball
  2. Extract to a new folder
  3. Copy the old LocalSettings.php to the new folder.
  4. Copy images/* and custom logo (if present) in old wiki to new folder.
  5. Download (must be match your MediaWiki version) and extract extensions and skins installed in the old wiki to the new folder.
  6. Run runJobs.php in the old wiki.
  7. (optional) Set $wgReadOnly in old wiki to make it readonly.
  8. Backup your database.
  9. Run update.php in the new wiki.
  10. Modify the web server configuration to route requests to the new wiki instead of the old wiki.

This is a simple steps.

Fredmrnoname (talkcontribs)

Thanks for your respond, it seems I dont have access to a command line on te host server.

So, looks like this method is not working. Hope there are more ways to get this done?

2001:16B8:1098:3E00:8424:975:EAB8:1B4 (talkcontribs)
  • Download MediaWiki tarball
  • Extract it on your local PC
  • Upload the extracted contents to a new folder on the server.
  • Copy the old LocalSettings.php to the new folder.
  • Copy images/* and custom logo (if present) in old wiki to new folder.
  • Download (must be match your MediaWiki version) and extract extensions and skins installed in the old wiki to the new folder.
  • (optional) Set $wgReadOnly in old wiki to make it readonly.
  • Backup your database.
  • Run the web-updater by opening <your-wiki.com>/mw-config/ in your webbrowser.
  • Modify the web server configuration to route requests to the new wiki instead of the old wiki.