WordPress 2.7 “Coltrane” Upgrade

Upgrading from WordPress 2.6.3 to WordPress 2.7 was a breeze. I downloaded the zipped files, unpacked it, uploaded via Filezilla to the server, ran the upgrade script and voila! It was that simple. Thanks to WordPress’ famous 5-minute installation upgrading has become painless. This is how upgrading software should be. The first thing that hit me when I logged in was the new look of the Dashboard. It looked more functional and after a brief test-drive, it indeed was functional with most of the pertinent information available at a glance. This version comes with a host of new features that makes blogging a pleasure. This is the version that everyone using WordPress should move up to.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Minion to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. Columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. Principal Trainer at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

7 thoughts on “WordPress 2.7 “Coltrane” Upgrade”

  1. Actually from now on, if your server supports it, you don’t need 5 minutes to update your WordPress anymore thanks to the newly integrated WordPress Core Updater which will now update WordPress straight from the repositories rather than you downloading and then uploading it from your FTP.

    Peter:
    Yeah, that is one cool function to be included. Thanks for pointing that out.

  2. You should explore the other cool features that the new 2.7 has included. Or if not, I’ve written a breakdown of some of the more practical new features that’s been included as well. You might want to take a look at that.

    Peter:
    Those tips are very helpful. Thanks for sharing. Very useful for people like me who are too lazy to wade through the menus to find out what the new features are.

  3. Yea, I also tested WordPress Core Updater on my server and it worked with just 1 click! No more uploading and file overwriting from WP2.7 onwards. Yeay! But still backup is a step that should not be neglected even with this super easy upgrade feature.

    Peter:
    You can use one of those automated backup plugins and send to your email account to save the hassle of having to do it manually.

  4. Whichever way we take to backup the database just make sure it’s not distorted and restorable. Database upgrade done during WordPress upgrade is not reversible so better be safe than sorry. 🙂

    Peter:
    Sorry is when her webhost’s harddisk crashed and she did not have a recent backup. We learnt a lot from that did we not?

Comments are closed.