I've always been mystified at the strange instructions for upgrading WordPress -- "update all the files, except for ...". With more recent versions this gets easier because it's possible to move
- wp-content (and so wp-content/plugins and wp-content/themes)
out of the main WordPress directory. Thus an upgrade of core WordPress doesn't have a chance to modify the files that shouldn't be modified.
This concept is, however, taking some time to propagate through the plugins.
Issues with specific plugins
- Needed to put back the orignial structure temporarily to get the admin screen for the plugin to show up
- Needed to set up a symbolic link from <wp-root>/wp-content/plugins/cforms to the actual location to get the other files to work correctly.
- See http://www.deliciousdays.com/cforms-forum/troubleshooting/cforms-menu-not-appearing-on-dashboard/page-1/
- Version 1.31 didn't work -- see http://forums.lesterchan.net/index.php/topic,2909.0.html
- Installed version 1.40 on WP 2.7 and got no output at all. Reverted to v 1.31 with the patch.
- wp-postratings v1.31
- Here, I needed to change line 33 in wp-postratings.php from
- $wp_root = '../../..';
- $wp_root = $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'].'/wp';
- ABSPATH was undefined at that point, so it couldn't be used. Obviously I'm missing something about how the default configuration is communicated to the plugin ...