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Archive for the ‘Upgrade WP’ Category

WordPress 3.6 Released

August 3rd, 2013 2 comments

WordPress 3.6 released…upgraded this site today without a hitch.  Every time an upgrade comes out, like clockwork you can check the WP forums and see where people just pushed the upgrade button and something went wrong. Without a backup, you may be up the creek. See this video for the proper way to upgrade so you will be able to recover if something like this happens to you. http://wordpress.org/support/topic/upgrading-to-36-database-loop By the way, I love the help the “volunteer moderator” provided “@Lismich – please start your own thread.” What wonderful assistance 🙂

New features in 3.6

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WordPress 3.5 Released — Some Nice Enhancements

December 16th, 2012 No comments

WordPress 3.5 was just released and it looks like they have made some nice enhancements. I’ve updated this blog and all went well–as usual. The retina-ready improvement is a nice touch showing that WP is keeping pace with pupular technologies. It has a new 2012 theme–probably blah, but I’m seeing a trend here–2010, 2011, 2012…humm, wonder what will be next :-). Also the new image management interface should be pretty nice.

See the video on this site about how to properly upgrade your WordPress blog–remember, don’t just press the “update now” button.

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WordPress 3.4 Released — Yawn, but Upgrade Anyway :-)

June 13th, 2012 No comments

WordPress 3.4 was just released and as always you should upgrade, if for nothing else, just to ensure you have the security fixes. As for functionality improvements, there is nothing really exciting about this release. You can preview theme changes before publishing them and change the size of the header in the default theme now–although you are still stuck with the massive amount of wasted space above the header unless you make code changes like demonstrated here. You can also create nice looking Twitter embeds by pasting the tweet permalink on a line in the editor–been doing that for a while now with the Blackbird Pie plugin.

How to Properly Upgrade Your WordPress Blog — Don’t Just Press “Upgrade Now”

December 18th, 2011 3 comments

In the video below I demonstrate how to take a full backup of your WordPress blog before upgrading so that you will have everything you need just in case the upgrade breaks your site and you need to get back to where you were. One of the biggest mistakes people make when upgrading their site is to just trust that everything will go well and fail to make a good backup. Don’t be a victim…you may make a hundred backups you never need, but one day you will need one.

Outline & Tools Used in Louisville WordCamp Presentation

December 4th, 2010 3 comments

Outline of my presentations at WordCamp Louisville:

WP  Basic Installation and Setup:

  • Install in subdirectory
  • Install in root
  • Install multiple copies
    • Using single database
    • Using different databases
    • Mention setting up a networking
  • Install local copy for offline testing/development

Moving WP From One Host to Another:

  • Move WP maintaining same url
  • Move WP changing the url
  • Move WP subdirectory to root & vice-versa
  • Copy WP from hosting account to local computer

Tools used in presentations:

WinSCP: A simple ftp client I use in conjunction with hosting control panels such as Cpanel.

How to Upgrade WordPress to Using Cpanel

December 28th, 2008 18 comments

How to Upgrade WordPress to 2.7 Using Cpanel — Part 1 of 2

How to Upgrade WordPress to 2.7 Using Cpanel — Part 2 of 2