My celebrity fashion blog hosted on GoDaddy was still using WordPress 2.8.3, so I decided to click the handy dandy “Update to 3.0.4″ button to upgrade automatically. I was all excited as it was “unpacking the update” until I got a message that the Installation Failed:
The update cannot be installed because WordPress 3.0.4 requires MySQL version 4.1.2 or higher. You are running version 4.0.30.
Great. Not being a highly techie person, I had no idea how to upgrade my MySQL database, but I figured it, and thought I’d share the steps for anyone else caught in the same predicament:
You should now be able to log into your wp-admin panel and successfully upgrade to the latest version of WordPress!