I thought I would document this experience I had when upgrading some sites to WordPress 3.0. After WordPress 3.0 came out I took some time to upgrade blogs I manage and was impressed how well the upgrades fared. No issues, fair warnings and ultimately upgraded sites. However, on one of Read more…
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 Read more…
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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 (more…)
Over the past few months we’ve seen multitude of point releases of WordPress. We’re all in favour of new features and performance improvements but sometimes we overlook the important security aspects these updates bring. Recently WordPress was the subject of an attack by a worm that had a negative impact on the performance and security of the software. (More details here). (more…)
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. (more…)