I’m interested in peoples opinions on the new look The Shelf is sporting. The makeover came as a result of wordpress releasing an update, version 2.3.1 which came with fixes for over twenty bugs, on the 26th October.
As regular readers of The Shelf may know, there have been some problems with people hacking my hosting account and as a result The Shelf has had some down time. Whether this due to The Shelf using an older version of WordPress (1.5 ish), or vulnerabilities through scripting errors elsewhere on the account I don’t know. Whatever the case a spring clean was long overdue, and the release of this upgrade provided the perfect chance to do so.
Upgrading WordPress was previously something that I had put off for as long as possible due to problems that I had with my first upgrade back in January 2007. I made things worse by not making a back up of The Shelf as recommended prior to upgrade and as a result my blog was off line for some time. The hacking of my account kicked me into gear and I now ensure all add on scripts are kept fully up to date.
Touch wood I have had no problems since I have upgrade on a regular basis, and as long as you are careful with the wp-content folder and wp-config.php file, you should be able to upgrade fairly easily too.
Let me know what you think of the results
Notes on upgrading wordpess