Downgrade WordPress Manually By Some Simple Steps
May 9th, 2014 | by Ravi Chahar || 7 Comments |
It has known that from many blogging platforms WordPress is the best platform. Within a short interval of the time, we are provided with a new version of WordPress.
There are many plugins which don’t work properly when we upgrade our WordPress. In this situation, we need to downgrade WordPress.
To downgrade WordPress version we need to know the proper procedure because it can effect our blog if we do any mistake.
How To Downgrade WordPress Easily And Correctly ?
The question to downgrade WordPress version has asked by many beginners. For newbies, it’s hard to do any disturbance with their blog without having any proper knowledge. It’s really important to know about all the steps by which you can downgrade WordPress. I am going to tell you some simple steps by which you can downgrade any WordPress version to its previous version.
Step 1 :- Firstly you need to download the WordPress version which you want to use or downgrade to. It’s easy to download WordPress as it’s free. You can simply visit WordPress.org and choose your WordPress version to download.
Step 2 :- Now you have to login to your present WordPress version. Click to plugins->installed and doing the bulk action for the deactivation of all the plugins which you have installed.
Step 3:- The third step to downgrade WordPress version consists the login to your web host cPanel. After login to your control panel, you have to open your file manager where you will find public_html. Now you have to delete two folders from it named wp-admin and wp-includes. You don’t need to delete all other folders because they will be over-written when you will copy new files.
Step 4 :- This is an important step which you have to remember. Don’t delete the wp-content folder. It contains many useful files after deletion of which there can be the problem. Keep in mind to keep this folder safe.
Step 5 :- Now it’s time to overwrite all the files except wp-content by uploading the WordPress version at which you want to downgrade, the WordPress version which you have downloaded in your computer. Copy all the files except wp-content. Your all the files of previous WordPress version will be replaced by your new WordPress version.
Step 6 :- After the completion of all these steps you have done your job successfully. Now when you will try to login your WordPress you will see any login page. A message will be appeared in front of you for the confirmation to upgrade your WordPress. Actually it’ downgrading but for them, it’s the change so they will show this message. Just click to continue and enjoy your’s choice WordPress version.
Step 7 :- Now you can login to your new downgraded WordPress version and activate your all the plugins which you have deactivated.
Downgrade WordPress : Finally Got Success
After the completion of all the steps explained above anyone can downgrade WordPress version to its previous version. Many people think that why we need to downgrade WordPress?
As I have explained above the main thing to know about the proper working of all the plugins. There are some plugins which don’t work on the latest version of WordPress. As happened in the WordPress version 3.9.