I have upgraded my blog to WordPress 2.5.
Please, let me know if you see anything that isn’t right.
It’s the first time I have done an upgrade without using Fantastico.
My hands are still shaking.
I was a nervous wreck during the upgrade fearing the worst.
I have spent a month going back and forth as to whether I should wait until fantastico has the newest version of WordPress available or do the upgrade by myself.
Yesterday, I had decided to wait. That was yesterday.
Twenty minutes ago, I started the process of backing up my blog, downloaded WordPress 2.5, opened up my ftp, deleted files (I felt nauseous doing that) and uploading the new files. There were a few more steps but I am not here to write instructions on how to do an upgrade.
Once the new files uploaded, I went to my blog to finish the upgrade and held my breath waiting the one second it took to see if my blog was still there.
It was. :)
Some of you may have found the blog down during upgrading which is normal.
The upgrade wasn’t hard to do and I am happy I conquered my fear!
Why put myself through all that stress?
Fantastico is notorious for being two weeks to over a month behind WordPress upgrade releases. With this release that wasn’t a big deal. However, in the past when there were security updates I wasn’t happy to wait. I have wanted to learn to do upgrades by myself for about six months now.
After doing my homework, I felt pretty comfortable about the prospect of upgrading sans Fantastico but scared.
It didn’t take more than five minutes to complete the upgrade.
It felt like hours.
I like the latest version which is supose to be faster and the dashboard is totally different. I am still trying to find my way around it, but I do like the changes.
I have been updating Vilay’s theme and plugins getting ready for the latest version. However, I will not update his blog manually because if it was not sucessful it may be the end of our marriage! ;)