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Upgrade WordPress (blog): upgrade wordpress
Update the MantisBT plugins by downloading the updated version and install them (check the readme and follow any instructions)
* Source control integration plugin framework for MantisBT, including support for Github ( ) 2 part plugin (Get the master branch)[]
** Source control integration (version 2.3.0)
** Source Github integration (version 2.1.0)
* Using the Gramps Cpanel interface go to the MySQL section, then select "phpMyAdmin" and remove the often large cache tables of gramps_wiki ( "l10n_cache" and "objectcache" ).
* Backup gramps_wiki mysql database using phpMyAdmin from the CPanel interface using the SQL format.
** If this does not work due to timeouts on Godaddy a timeout occurs try using SSH and the mysql command or even phpMyAdmin to clone/copy the existing database.
* Download latest version of MediaWiki ( ) - (Use the ".tar.gz" file.)
* Upload the MediaWiki ".tar.gz" file into the Gramps hosting site either using ftp or the CPanel "File Manager".
* Use the CPanel "File Manager" to unarchive it into <code>/</code> - it will create a new folder such as "mediawiki-1.3031.03"
From here, you can use a combination of the Cpanel "File Manager" or ssh, so long as you get it all done!
* Rename the new folder from such as "mediawiki-1.3031.03" to "wikinew"
* Copy the "LocalSettings.php" file from "wiki" to "wikinew" folder.
* Copy the entire "images" folder (quite large - nearly 1.7GB9GB) from "wiki" to "wikinew" - you will be replacing an existing folder in wikinew. Again, you could do this with the filemanager or use ssh if you are comfortable with it). Even using ssh it takes quite a while, and I'm pretty sure it puts a load on the server...
* Copy folders from the "extensions" folder in "wiki" into "wikinew". '''Copy only the ones that do not exist there''' (that is, don't overwrite folders in the extensions directory with older versions - only copy across the ones that are not already there). We use the extensions listed below that do not come with the base install as well as a few also listed from the base install that you should not copy over. You need to check and see if there are new versions of these, as sometimes the original versions will not work with the new version of MediaWiki. Installed extensions are listed on the following page:
** Extension that Gramps wiki uses that come with MediaWiki (do not need to be installed) but are listed in the LocalSettings.php file
*** ParserFunctions - Enhance parser with logical functions
*** TitleBlacklist
** Thirdparty Extensions
*** Confirm User Accounts – Gives bureaucrats the ability to confirm account requests
*** UserMerge - Merges references from one user to another user in the wiki database - will also delete old users following merge. Requires usermerge privileges
*** LabeledSectionTransclusion
*** Variables - Parser functions allowing to work with dynamic variables in an article scoped context
*** Google Analytics Integration
** [ Mediawiki:Skins](Themes)
*** Default is "Vector" as it has been customised for Gramps ( see )
*** MobileFrontEnd
**** "MinervaNeue" mobile Skin (which is the same one used on Wikipedia)
*** <s>Collection - Create pdf books from wiki pages</s> '''Disabled due to server load issues!'''
If there are any database schema changes, you may need to run the "update.php" file that is in the MediaWiki maintenance directory.
* After a two weeks, remove the "wikiold" folder.
Skins (Themes)
* Default is "Vector" as it has been customised for Gramps ( see )
'''Backup the website.'''
[ WordPress] is open source software used to create the blog.
Current installed version 5.38.0 1 ([ released: 2019] 2021-1109-1209)
* Backup gramps_blog mysql database using phpMyAdmin from the CPanel interface using the SQL format.

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