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Very old version of WordPress to migrate

Postby sixfootjames » 31. July 2012 09:55

Hi,

I need to port a very old version of WordPress (2.6.1) to a new version. I've downloaded the files from the FTP server and installed it in my version of Xampp (1.7.7) but I get the following error

"Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Xampp-1.7.7\htdocs\site_261\wp-settings.php on line 472"

From the Google searches I ave done this is related to PHP 4 which tells me I need to install an older version of Xampp (for PHP4) before I can run the site, upgrade it and then import it into Xampp1.7.7?

Is this correct, or is there a better way of doing this?

Many thanks
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Re: Very old version of WordPress to migrate

Postby Altrea » 31. July 2012 11:35

Hi sixfootjames,

sixfootjames wrote:From the Google searches I ave done this is related to PHP 4 which tells me I need to install an older version of Xampp (for PHP4) before I can run the site, upgrade it and then import it into Xampp1.7.7?

Is this correct, or is there a better way of doing this?

Well, the message itself could be hidden, but this will not help you to get that Wordpress version to run.
Wordpress 2.6.1 is not able to run successfully with PHP5.

The last XAMPP version which comes with PHP4 Switch was XAMPP 1.7.1. If you want to go the upgrade way, choose this version, switch it over to PHP4 and do the needed updates.

Maybe there are other Wordpress related tools to do such an upgrade more efficient, but i don't know.

best wishes,
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Re: Very old version of WordPress to migrate

Postby sixfootjames » 31. July 2012 21:30

Thanks Altrea. I will do a Google search and see if I can find an older version of XAMPP 1.7.1.

Cheers,
James
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Re: Very old version of WordPress to migrate

Postby JonB » 31. July 2012 21:58

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