WordPress 2.3 to WordPress 2.5, Ready to Upgrade?

March 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Category: Design and Development · WordPress

On the Blog Herald yesterday there was an article about preparing a checklist before upgrading to WordPress 2.5. Now you’re probably wondering, isn’t WordPress at version 2.3.3 now? What happened to 2.4? Well, it got canceled, or rather delayed and then skipped over. Read more about WordPress 2.4 skipped to WordPress 2.5. Anyway, this got me to thinking about troubles I’ve been having with a recent installation of WP 2.3.3. A quite frustrating experience. Nonetheless, It got me thinking about how important it is to due more testing and creating your own checklists before launching blogs or regular websites when using third party open source software even as popular as WordPress. Something to think about, I think.

Below is a quick list of the checklist at The Blog Herald:

  1. Check Compatibilities
  2. Update Themes and Plugins
  3. Do a PreFlight Test
  4. Disable and/or Remove Old Plugins
  5. Print Your Plugins List
  6. Validate
  7. Backup
  8. Relax and Read
  9. Check The WordPress Support Forums

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  2. Jeffro2pt0 posted the following on March 9, 2008 at 1:09 am.

    Sorry to hear about your troubles. Did you manage to get them resolved in time for WP 2.5? By the way, would love it if you could tune into WordPress Weekly live tonight http://www.jeffro2pt0.com/wordpress-weekly

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