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WordPress Upgrading Options

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!

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  1. Save, You Fool! says: 6/5/2008

    WordPress Automatic Upgrade ( This is what I used and it worked very well – even disables and (re)enables plugins after the upgrade.


  2. Michael says: 6/6/2008

    Can’t wait to see what plugin you used, I would love to be able to update WordPress without having to even really think about it, upgrading WordPress manually is a chore and really scary as well. If I don’t have to think about it, I don’t have to worry about it.


  3. cem ceilsoy says: 6/12/2008

    i think upgrading is not usefull sometimes, i upgraded my blog but now some of the plugin which i used is not working :(


  4. Matt Williamson says: 6/13/2008

    Did you ever post that script?


  5. sohbet says: 7/23/2008

    If I don’t have to think about it, I don’t have to worry about it