Painless WordPress upgrading

New versions of WordPress keep popping out of the woodwork, it seems.

Two new bugfix/security updates were announced a few days ago – version 2.1.3 and version 2.0.10.

If you’re running version 2.1.x, upgrade to 2.1.3. If you’re running 2.0.x, then 2.0.10 is for you. Pretty straightforward.

I’m still running the 2.0.x branch of WordPress on this blog so it’s now 2.0.10. (Why the 2.0.x versions still? Here’s why.)

While the WordPress announcement recommends upgrading your entire installation, you don’t need to do that. All that’s required is to install the specific files that have changed in each case.

WordPress doesn’t offer just those changed files, but Mark Jaquith does (as he has done with the past few WP upgrades).

Thanks again, Mark. Makes it all painless.

Note that more WordPress upgrade work is due soon as version 2.2 is just around the corner (April 22, to be exact).

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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