Old news for some, I suppose, but the challenge for me was upgrading my WP2.5.1 to 2.6. Would I do it? Could I do it? The answer is an emphatic YES! I managed to do it last night, although I sustained some nerve-wrecking moments, especially after deleting old files, uploading new ones, then waiting to see whether it would be successful. I’m happy to say that the upgrade went without a hitch (my mentor Doris would be proud of me). I’d just like to share some personal tips if you’re new to this stuff (there’s a newbie born every minute).
- Read and watch the video about the new WordPress 2.6 and its features here.
- You can read the Three Step Upgrade here but honestly, I would advice reading the detailed upgrade instructions. I must have read through this at least 3 to 4 times, and it paid off for me because my upgrade went by without any problems at all. Follow the instructions very carefully.
- This is perhaps the most important, especially if this is your first time upgrading WordPress. Give yourself plenty of time. I did this after the family went to bed, and so I could focus and concentrate on the task at hand. Took me about 30-40 minutes, but it paid off!