Posted on July 15, 2008 Posted by John Scalzi 16 Comments
I’m upgrading from WordPress 2.5 to WordPress 2.6 tonight. If you can’t get in, that’s why. Yes, I recognize that if you can’t get in, you won’t read this. But this is actually for the RSS feed people. The people who actually come to visit my site will see the “down for maintenance” splash page.
Before you ask, yes, I am backing up. Me no stupid no more.
Update, 9:19pm: Done. As you were.
And a fine, fine upgrade it seems to be!
The best upgrade is an invisible (to the users) upgrade. Did my three this morning. No problems.
You had to upgrade to get rid of that other background? That must’ve been a helluva a malware infection. :)
I did it this morning as well, using subversion. It was well worth the effort to set up. I did three blogs in three minutes, tops.
You updgraded WordPress- WordPress!- without mass panic and disaster? You’ve got some kind of powers, man.
Dude, did you notice there’s attack ducks up top?
You are brave John Scalzi. I like the ducks.
Just yesterday I finally got around to upgrading to 2.5.1. Jeez. And I’m a professional, too.
I typically do not upgrade to .0 versions of stuff. I let the computer peasants like you work out all the problems that get put into the .1 version.
ummm … What went wrong ? I didn’t ducks taking over my blogs when I updated them.
Since we’re talking WordPress, where do you get your cool WP background patterns?
I make them.
I’m thinking of two new SFWA fundraising t-shirt ideas: First, just words that say, “My favorite scifi (fantasy) author went on vacation and all I got was a WordPress upgrade to his (her) blog.” Second shirt, your duck picture header running across the upper torso with the following words underneath: “SFWA. We’ve got attack ducks.”
If you ever have problems with WordPress, give me a shout and I’ll help.
Ryan, Lead Dev of WP
Nope, no problems!
Have you found the (mythical) easter egg yet?