This post assumes you’re running CentOS. So modify the commands accordingly. I also assume you have your wordpress install in /var/www/something.com
After a bit of a while I finally decided to take the leap again to WordPress 3.4 from 3.3.2 only to be disappointed again. There are still some issues they need to work out.
The main issue I found was that the RSS Feed stopped working (atom was fine though). So here are the steps I used to get back to 3.3.2
- cd /var/www
- unalias cp
- cp -R swimminginthought.com swimminginthought.com.3.4.wordpress
- cd swimminginthought.com
- unalias rm
- mv wp-config.php ../
- rm *
- rm wp-includes
- rm wp-admin
- Basically, you want to remove everything except for wp-content (that should be all that’s left)
- cd /usr/src
- mkdir -r wordpress.3.3.2
- cd wordpress.3.3.2
- wget http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.3.2.tar.gz
- tar xzvf wordpress-3.3.2*z
- cd *
- cp -R * /var/www/swimminginthought.com
- cd /var/www
- mv wp-config ./swimminginthought.com
- cd ../
- chown -R apache.apache *
- chmod -R 775 *
- service httpd restart
- Log into wordpress Admin, update the database and if you have a cache, clear it. You’re done.
At this point, test the blog thoroughly and you’ll see that all is well and you’re back on 3.3.2. My RSS feed came back. So until the next version of WordPress comes out and I test it, I won’t be using 3.4.
I’m sure other people are experiencing the similar problems with 3.4 (I’ve been asked numerous times to help). I just figured a post about the whole thing would be in order here.