A few weeks ago one of my clients asked me to upgrade their WordPress versions from 2.5 to 2.5.1. I was a little reluctant to make the jump. You see, I’m the type that waits for Fantastico to support the WordPress version before I actually make the upgrade. I figured that IF Fantastico would support it, then it would be stable. I couldn’t help but agree in my mind that Fantastico would pass a WordPress version if it’s as stable as it gets. I’ve never regretted this method, it has always worked for me.
But my client wanted it upgrade for some reason, I pressed on to ask “Why?” and he went on to say “Well you see I have a personal/family blog and I’ve upgraded to WordPress 2.5.1 already and it all works well.”, he said. “Hmmm… Ok!” was my YM reply. And so I finally did.
I knew that when I do this that I’m jumping from the safety of Fantastico to the world of manual upgrades from hereon, but the client wanted it so what the hey. I did it. Works well. The only draw back was that I had to install a wordpress script that would check the version against the most current online version and let IT update my WordPress.
Goodbye Fantastico … for now, at least for this client.
I’d still go the Fantastico way for my other clients. I’m happy nonetheless that I have known this little script that acts like how I would like Fantastico to upgrade/update my WordPress…
Oh, if you want me to tell you that WordPress plugin… Will post that up next time!
Hang on tight!