REVERT to WP 4.9.8?

OK, this is a strange question, I suppose… I’d already deployed ALPHA on I would like to (just for the moment) REVERT it to WP 4.9.8 Is there a way to do that?

IGNORE this one, please… I had the host restore a backup for me, so I’m good to go for the BETA release next week


Just to say in case others want to know. You can download any WordPress version without the wp-content folder. i.e

To revert to it you simply delete all the files on the server EXCEPT the “wp-content” folder and the wp-config.php file.

Upload the files from the archive and your back to WP 4.9.8. Please note that if you upload the zip and unpack it on the server it will be in a [wordpress] folder and not the root of your public_html unless you tell it to unpack there.


That’s a great tip, thank you!

@wadestriebel - perhaps one for the FAQs?


I think this would be good to have as an FAQ, so I will add it to the list!


The answer for this FAQ should be much simpler after we finish this task:

For now, @Dick_Metcalf what you ended up doing (ask your host to restore a backup) was the easiest solution if it works, but not all hosts will have this.

See also: Can I convert a WP site to CP – and what if I don't like it?

Just want to make sure this is still how to fall back to WP in case of a CP conflict. I’m slowly moving everything over to CP, but want to make sure I have plan B ready just in case.

This will still work as a fall back to revert back to WP.

Let us know if you run into any issues migrating over!

Cool - thanks @wadestriebel

About 10 sites in, no issues.


Great to hear :slight_smile:

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