Downgrading WordPress 2.0 Duke

After much contemplating and hours of debugging in between entertaining cousins and friends during the yuletide season. I have decided to convert my WordPress 2.0 back to the 1.5.2 version. Now it’s not to say that WordPress 2.0 isn’t great. It’s great. Most of you should know, I have been advocating it since it was in its Alpha versions. Heck…for the most part, I beta tested it to the limit so I know what I’m talking about. I worked out on some bugs in WordPress 2.0.

Then again there is one problem that I never really solved. That is everytime I try and publish or save a post after editing, it would force me to either download the “post.php” file in Firefox or show a blank page in Internet Explorer (not that I use Internet Explorer, it’s just that I explored all options, no pun intended). It’s just that it’s the one thing I can’t seem to fix simply because no one I found can recreate the error.

The thing is, upgrading to WordPress 2.0 does one main thing, it changes your database so that it’s a little different than the database in version 1.5. Downgrading it would have a problem…until I found this handy little php file here. What it is, is a database downgrader in case you forgot to backup your WordPress before you upgraded or like me, used WordPress 2.0 long enough that it there is no point to keeping the previous backup files.

All I can say is that it works after a little tweaking which involves some database altering of user levels and updating my permalinks, all which are pretty basic stuff. So now I have it. Back to my old WordPress 1.5.2 after a long run of WordPress 2.0. I’ll probably change it back after I finished redesigning the new theme for my blog which should be sometime this decade, but before that…rather than be annoyed with the only bug I can’t fix, I’ll stay with 1.5.2.

So if anyone has a reason to feel like downgrading from WordPress 2.0 to 1.5.2 without reuploading your backups. This is the file for you. Till then…the rest is up to you.

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