WordPress 2.5 is an excellent update

Well, unless you are using a blogging software or looking to start using one, this article may not be very useful to you, but it is still interesting to hear about a great piece of software when it comes along. Techforlunch uses WordPress, so everything you see is managed and/or generated by wordpress. WordPress 2.5 was released on March 29th and if you are waiting to upgrade, you shouldn’t…

I ran the upgrade procedure on techforlunch.com following the documentation and it was flawless. The steps are pretty straight-forward and basic:

  1. Backup your database and current site files
  2. Disable all your plugins
  3. Upload the new files to your site (making sure not to overwrite the plugins and themes folders.)
  4. Update the database schema (http://yoursite.com/wp-admin/upgrade.php)
  5. Enable all your plugins one by one
  6. Enjoy!

Wordpress LogoThe improvements are not as visible on the user’s side so that is why practically no one will notice the version upgrade on the frontend. For the administrators though, it’s a different story. The interface is much cleaner, faster and less cluttered than before and adds many new features.

I strongly recommend this upgrade and can vouch for its ease of installation. The one click plugin upgrade feature is worth the upgrade by itself!

2 Thoughts on “WordPress 2.5 is an excellent update

  1. Much more easier, you can use an extension that brings a wizard on your screen and the only thing you have to do is to press the “Next” button and read what is doing for you.


    By the way, you upgraded your WordPress… and your template is very nice!

  2. You are absolutely right about the wizard for the upgrades! I had not seen it when I upgraded, but I probably would have gone the “Traditional” route anyways because I like to see in details what an upgrade does :-)

    thanks for the template comment!

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