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Apparently, I’ve Upgraded to WordPress 2.6.2

By Brian | September 21, 2008 | Share on Facebook

Nothing should be different on your end.

Unfortunately (fortunately?) nothing seems to be different on my end.  I guess I should go off and read that “what’s changed” page now, huh?

Oh, how did it go, you ask?  Well, fine, I guess.  The backup process took the most time.  Then, there were a few stupid mistakes I made, like deleting the wp-config.php file when they told me not to (restored from backup in one click, thank you very much…).  Also, I uploaded the new wp-admin folder, and then accidentally deleted it again, so I had to re-upload it.  And then there was the fact that they told me to turn off my plugins before I started, which I forgot to do. 

None of the above seem to have impacted my installation (unless, of course, this post doesn’t work!).  So if you’re reading this, I’ve got two comments for WordPress:  1)  the application is remarkably stable, in that it survived a few stupid mistakes on my part, and 2) upgrading your blogging software at 12:30AM is not recommended…

Topics: Blogging about Blogs | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Apparently, I’ve Upgraded to WordPress 2.6.2”

  1. Ilya says at September 22nd, 2008 at 8:22 am :
    Sounds like a lot of effort, Brian. I haven’t upgraded to 2.6.2 yet, but I’ve gone through a number of WP upgrades already, and usually all I need to do is click on a single link and wait for no more then a minute – and voila! The backup of the database – which is the only one I care to perform – also takes about 15 seconds. Must be the spoils of paying for a hosted domain…

  2. Brian says at September 22nd, 2008 at 9:16 am :
    Well, to be fair, I followed the directions explicitly (or tried to…darn stupid mistakes). The database backup did take around 15 seconds – Yahoo’s Export function gives you complete repopulation SQL, right down to the CREATE TABLE statements if necessary.

    The bulk of the time was backing up the WordPress files, because it wasn’t just a 1-click delete (they wanted me to delete specific files & folders and leave others alone). I could totally see why you’d skip this step, but given that it was my first time upgrading, I wanted to be prepared for anything.

    Next time around will go much faster…


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