Hi! I’m running Drupal 4.7.4 on my domain’s root folder (PHP 4.4.2) and would like to upgrade to Drupal 5.1. I’m a bit scared of upgrading even though I know there are guides on how to do it and all that. I’d like to make certain of some things before I attempt to upgrade so if you could answer my questions, that would be great.
Okay, so I should backup my database and move my current Drupal installations to a backup folder, yes? Then install the new Drupal and copy over the theme and setting files and run upgrade.php? Since I’m making the jump from a 4 release to 5, do I need to upgrade to 5.0 before upgrading to 5.1 or can I just install 5.1?
I know the new version of Drupal now has a new default layout. I used the theme editor module to customize their old default layout. Would everything still be the same if I just copy over my old theme files? (Were any CSS variables changed that would affect my stylesheet, etc?)
I think that’s all the questions I have for now. I’m just really scared of everything breaking once I try to upgrade. If someone could write out a simplified guide to upgrade on DreamHost for me, that would be most awesome. Again, I know there are guides on how to upgrade on the Drupal site, but I’m still uneasy about the whole process.
Thanks in advance!