One of the things I am always very carefull and slow in is upgrading to a newer version of WordPress. One of the main reasons is because I always hack in the code of WordPress to add some neat custom features. But a couple of days back I heard that there was an entirely new version available for download, namely WordPress 2.5
I decided today to attempt and upgrade WordPress. And to my suprise after uploading all the files the website still worked. No error pages, no crashes or weird lay-out issues. Can’t believe it, every time I upgraded in the past the website looked like shit. And I had to rewrite most of the theme to get it working again.
Only after I logged in to the admin section I got a warning that my database was out of date and needed updating to the new version. Which again was smooth sailing, no errors at all. I got to say that I really like the new look of the admin section. It’s a lot more clear and clean!
So if you are working with WordPress and haven’t upgraded yet it’s sure worth the effort and time. A lot of things have improved!
PS: do backup your files and database before upgrading, you never now what may go wrong 😉