July 15th, 2008 7 Comments

Upgrade to WordPress 2.6

WordPress 2.6 has been released with exciting new features! If you do not know how to Upgrade manually, then try using plugins to do the job for you. Everything is automated. Easy to follow.

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May 19th, 2008 9 Comments

Use plugins to Upgrade your WordPress Blog

My themes do not work for versions lower than WordPress 2.5 that is the reason why I get a lot of emails each day asking me why the theme isn’t working for them. I am surprised to know that a lot of you are quite afraid to upgrade to the latest version of WordPress. Maybe because you feel like you are not savvy enough to do this.. or are afraid of messing your blog?

Although manually upgrading your blog by following this step-by-step instruction from the wordpress codex site is easy to follow.. I would highly suggest using plugins to do the work for you.

First, make sure that you back-up your database. I personally use the WordPress DBManager plugin from Lester Chan. This plugin allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up and optimizing of database.

Next, download and activate the WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin by Keith Dsouza. Then that’s it.. upgrading to WordPress is that easy indeed!

By the way, the forum I have installed on this site is quite boring..so I think I’m going for bbPress to handle support questions. Sometimes it’s really tiring to answer the same questions over and over again. Do you guys have any suggestions in handling Support Questions?