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?