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Upgrading WordPress

November 30th, 2008 No comments

It never ceases to amaze me how simple it is to upgrade a WordPress installation. In fact, just how easy it is to play with WordPress configurations in general.

I’ve now had to upgrade WP twice since going-live with it, due to various bug fixes and security fixes. Each time, it’s been a simple process of downloading the latest version, and copying files across. Nothing major, and nothing taxing. There are a few gotchas, but the documentation tells you precisely what to do and how to avoid them.

Even when I was beta testing WP and importing existing posts in to WP, I was investigating how to move it from one directory to another (so that it didn’t run in a subdirectory). Doing that, I thought, would be a complicated process. Not so. It’s still fairly simple, and most importantly, the WordPress documentation has a document about precisely how to move the files around, what order to do it in and how not to break stuff (although I did, and was quickly able to fix that thanks to the documentation).

That, is precisely how software should be. Simple, as long as you’re not scared about moving files around.

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