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Upgrading WordPress to 2.7

With so many updates to WordPress in such a short amount of time, it’s really hard to keep the various blogs we have on the web up to date with all the changes. However, we just upgraded this blog to WP 2.7 and I must say, this has been one of the easiest transitions I’ve ever done.

For those of you who run an established WordPress blog, all you have to do is overwrite every file and skip the items /wp-content and wp-config-sample.php. A quick trip to the admin page will prompt a DB upgrade and after that it’s smooth sailing.

I remember as short as 7 or 8 months ago when I saw one of the plugin writers use an automated way to upgrade updated plugins and I thought – man, this should be the standard way of doing things. It’s great to see that just a few months later, it came true, even though I never followed through with suggesting the idea. (It also makes me wonder if sites like EasyAutoSales will also benefit from going open source at some point.)

Anyway, as many other bloggers have mentioned, most of the upgrade is in the admin console. In addition to it being more UI friendly, it’s also feels as if there’s been a significant speed boost since the ole 2.4 days.

At the startup, we don’t usually waste time on stuff that doesn’t provide financial value, but this is definitely a worthy upgrade and at 30 seconds to get it all done, it’s certainly a no brainer.

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