Here’s the Scoop on 3.7.1 Deployment

I was dismayed when I logged onto my blog today.  I received a message saying WordPress 3.7.1 is available and the system asked me to update.  But wait!  Wasn’t the big feature of 3.7 automatic updating? So here’s the scoop from, Dion Hulse, a WordPress Developer, Background Updates are only installed at 7am/7pm, times designed […]

WordPress 3.6.1

Yesterday WordPress 3.6.1 was released.  Here are the details from WordPress. WordPress 3.6.1 is also a security release for all previous WordPress versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. It addresses three issues fixed by the WordPress security team: Block unsafe PHP unserialization that could occur in limited situations and setups, […]

WordPress 3.6

Last week WordPress 3.6 came out.  It has some cool new features like the ability to easily embed videos and audio files.  Here’s the scoop from WordPress: Because WordPress 3.6 is a more complicated update  than the last few we’ve seen, I wanted to spend more time investigating it before I wrote about it.  Over […]


WordPress Update 3.5.2

WordPress 3.5.2 just came out. It contains 12 bug fixes as well as some security updates. You can read the details at the WordPress blog. I’ve updated three sites without incident. I also looked through the WordPress forums to see if anyone is encountering any issues with this release. Nope. It all looks good. My […]

WordPress Update – 3.4.1

WordPress released version 3.4.1 today.  The new version contains 18  bug fixes and address some security issues.   You can read more about it on the WordPress blog. Remember to back up your WordPress installation before you update.   If this is your first update, there’s nothing to worry about. It’s really easy! After you update you’ll […]

WordPress Update – 3.3

WordPress 3.3 is now available for download.  It has some great new features, including a drag-and-drop photo uploader.   You can learn more about it on the WordPress blog. While WordPress 3.3 has some great new features, I’d recommend not updating for about a week. Some plugins are having problems with the new WordPress code.  So […]

WordPress Update – 3.1.3

We’ve got another security update from WordPress.  When it’s a security update I always advise taking the two or three minutes to backup your system and make the update. I remember the olden days of manual WordPress updates.   I’d FTP out to the server and download everything, then I’d upload the new files making sure […]

WordPress Upgrade – 3.0.4

WordPress 3.0.4 – What’s New WordPress 3.0.4 came out over the holidays.  It’s been labeled as a “critial” update.  WordPress states 3.0.4 is a: very important update to apply to your sites as soon as possible because it fixes a core security bug in our HTML sanitation library, called KSES. WordPress 3.0.4 – Should You […]

Updating WordPress – Part Two

Note: This page was updated 10/12/2015 Earlier I explained how to prepare for your update by backing up your files.  Now it’s time to actually do the the update.  Are you nervous?  Don’t be.  Updating WordPress is amazingly easy. First, open up the public view of the site in a fresh browser window.  Open several […]