Category: upgrade

WordPress 2.9.1 update

This point release is now available for download from wordpress.org. This point release was the result of lots of feedback from the WordPress community relating to the curl / PHP / webhost issues as well as problems with post scheduling (a feature I’m sure many use) and pingbacks (used to share your posts).

I used Tools, Upgrade to quickly, easily and painlessly upgrade my site.

I’m confident we have a stable version of WordPress and am looking forward to the end of the first quarter 2010 for WordPress 3.0 🙂

WordPress 2.9.1

No sooner than WordPress 2.9 was released, an updated point release was announced to resolve issues on some versions of PHP’s curl extension. Bizarre. I mean who would’ve thought after all the beta testing and release candidates that this kind of issue would only show up once released to the public. Hence WordPress 2.9.1 was born just days after the WordPress 2.9 release. Continue reading

WordPress 2.9 Upgrade

The latest version of WordPress, 2.9, has just been released.

Upgrading was really quite easy. I logged into my WordPress dashboard and saw the message saying that WordPress 2.9 is available, click here to upgrade. So, I did. The upgrade screen reminded me to backup my database, a sensible suggestion, so I quickly clicked through to my favourite backup tool and made backup. I returned to Tools, upgrade and clicked on “Upgrade Automatically”. Within seconds the upgrade process had downloaded the update, uncompressed and installed it. Continue reading

WordPress 2.9 – New Features Summary

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Late 2009 should see the release of WordPress 2.9. The development never stops, it seems, and we will find that this release is more of a feature release rather than lots of bug and security fixes we’ve been used to for WP 2.8 since its release in June 09. Here’s a brief rundown Continue reading

Upgrade WordPress to 2.8.5

I’ve had a few requests recently to upgrade WordPress on various client sites and there’s one thing I have to say – it really is easier than ever. There are occasional file and folder permission issues and when resolved the upgrade process is seamless. I found more information on the expected file permissions for WordPress.

If you are upgrading a site from a version pre 2.7 then it’s recommended to print and read the extended WordPress upgrade instructions where you will also find details on the simpler 2.7+ upgrades processes.

Upgrading this site was a breeze (thankfully) and I hope you experience the same level of ease.

WordPress FTP Connection Information

Have you been working with the latest version of WordPress – 2.8 through 2.8.2 – and found you can’t update a plugin or in some cases update WordPress using the “Update Automatically” functionality? This easy or auto upgrade functionality is a great addition to WordPress and it was a little disappointing to encounter this issue. Continue reading