Sometime today, I plan to upgrade to WordPress 3.0… and also will probably be moving database servers. Expect glitchy behaviour until further notice.
Edit: Upgrade to WordPress 3.0 complete. I’ll poke around for a bit, but won’t do anything big until the database migration. That is scheduled to begin midnight PST (er… 5pm Sydney), and my host advises that it may take several hours.
Edit 2: Don’t even ask what happened to the theme over the last 30 minutes. After upgrading to 3.0, I was informed that there were updates to the Motion theme, so I unthinkingly pushed that out without realising that my widget settings would be lost. There was a detour. We are now back to a semblance of control.
Edit 3: Database migration is done, and everything checks out. Judging by the confirmation e-mail, it only took 6 minutes, which is pretty awesome. Let me know if something looks pear shaped, but in the meantime, I’m declaring this a success.
Credit: Brighton / Flickr
Due to boredom at work, I took the risk of upgrading to the latest (major) release of WordPress without taking backup measures. Ill-advised, and I should know better, but everything seems to be ok. All the plugins seem intact, but if you see something not behaving properly, let me know in the comments.
I’m in the midst of doing some updates to the WordPress installation at the moment. Don’t worry, it’s just the usual early-life stuff for any site installation: I’m hunting for a nice theme (will probably end up either making my own or heavily modifying an “open-source” one from the net), installing some more anti-spam stuff, and laying the groundwork for future growth (because all new blogs grow up to become huge hubs of community activity, right… )
Edit: I’ve just upgraded to 2.6.1 using the SVN method. That was an experience. Definitely easier than the manual zip and download, and also the procedure was easier than I anticipated. Of course, prior to upgrade, WordPress was telling me that I needed to go to 2.6. Once I did that, it told me I needed to go to 2.6.1. I know that I could have gone straight to 2.6.1 if I had been told about it :rolleyes: