Upgrading to WordPress 2.71 – It’s easy!
I upgraded to WordPress 2.71 today (from 2.7). It’s the just one click upgrade which almost worked (I think i have the bugs worked out for next time so it will work with one click).
The first thing I did with I back up my whole blog (which it will tell you to do) but it takes some while to back up the directories, SQL file and images.
When I finally clicked on the one click upgrade it didn’t work but it’s the same kind of pause/interruption I get I try to upgrade some plug-ins (it’s inconsistent, some plug-ins work fine). So i googled it and I find the Codex for the Core Update Host Compatibility page which lists all hosts that the automatic upgrade works with and it even explains that if you’re using my hosting provider (which is 1and1 web hosting) you need to be running PHP 5 for this to work properly. Plus, they had the one line of code you need to to make the change.
So I entered the line to my .htaccess file, I clicked upgrade again and it was done! Seconds later I was done upgrading the whole blog. So if you’re considering doing this upgrade I would definitely do it. I think I’ll be set for the one click next time I have do it.
By the way all my other plug-ins that I had that I couldn’t click to upgrade, now upgrade with a click! So it even solved an additional problem for me.