May 8, 2008
Today I logged into my wp-admin and came to see there was another update to WordPress. Never is it fun to upgrade your blogging software. It’s about this time I envy all the writers on wordpress.com or blogger.com because they don’t need to manually update their software. For us smucks folks who manage their own websites WordPress updates can be a pain.
Enter the “WordPress Automatic Upgrade Plugin”.
WordPress should just buy out the creator of this plugin and throw it into the core installation just like Apple did with Coverflow. For a 0.0.1 software upgrade WordPress will remind you every turn possible to update. Luckily I stumbled upon this plugin that takes care of everything for you.
Going though the update process that normally takes me 20-30 minutes to do everything recommended took me about five minutes including uploading the plugin to vanlandw.com to completion. The only problem I was able to see was after upgrading wordpress my K2 sidebar items were jacked but that was a quick fix.
WordPress should have an automatic updater. Seems every product these days takes care of the grunt work for you and WordPress should pick it up and update itself.