Upgrade in process 2

Not that (I hope) anyone will notice, but I am in the process of upgrading my WordPress site from version 2.0.10 to the latest, 2.3.1. To the end user, there should be no noticeable difference.

I am taking the cautious route, as I advise anyone with a website to follow. First, back up the entire site, including the database tables. Then if you have not been staying on top of software updates do the upgrade in stages. Check to see if everything works before proceeding to the next step.

For WP, the upgrade is generally troublefree. You overwrite the old files (except wp-config and your theme files!) with the new ones. Any database upgrades are handled by the new files. If only php-nuke and Joomla upgrades were as well organized …

I started first with 2.0.11, then with 2.1. Everything seems to be OK, so I expect to finish the next two steps, 2.2 and 2.3, in the next few days. If the site looks funky, you’ve probably caught me in the middle of an update. Just come back later.

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2 thoughts on “Upgrade in process

  1. Reply PK Dec 11,2007 1:26 pm

    Let me know how it goes! I have been ignoring the possibility of upgrading my own site (also a WordPress site). What aspects/features are driving you to want to do it, other than just being current?

  2. Reply wheatdogg Dec 12,2007 9:57 am

    Mostly, I’m concerned about security and compatibility with new plugins. After dealing with php-nuke for seven years, I’m wary of potential security holes.

    The latest version has some additional features, though.

    I’ve made upgrades now up to WP 2.2, and everything seems fine. Coincidentally, Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer, is also upgrading his WP site now. Must be something in the water …

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