I am by no means a blogging expert, but let’s just say I’ve been around the block:-) So today I wanted to talk about upgrading your wordpress blog.
If you’ve been considering upgrading to version 2.5 (which is 2.5.1 at the time of this writing), then I highly recommend that you do it. It’s easy. And even if you write a pretty basic blog with no bells or whistles — you’ll just be happy about the new interface of 2.5 — it is a drastic improvement!
If you host your blog with a great company ( I use hostgator) then you probably have fantastico in your admin section. With fantastico you simply have to point and click and your blog will be updated to the newest version of wordpress.
Some people don’t like to use fantastico and prefer to upload new versions of wordpress manually by using a FTP client. If you use a mac like me, then I think fetch is the way to go.
Improvements include: multi-file uploading, one-click plugin upgrades, built-in galleries, customizable dashboard, salted passwords and cookie encryption, media library, a WYSIWYG that doesn’t mess with your code, concurrent post editing protection, full-screen writing, and search that covers posts and pages.
But best of all — is the interface– it’s simple and clean, and I haven’t run into any issues. Just make sure that your current wordpress template is compatible with 2.5. If you’re not sure — just be sure to back up your current blog before you upgrade. Go here to learn more and download: http://wordpress.org/download/