Updating WordPress Automatically

In a recent blog post I discussed how to upgrade WordPress to version 2.7 which was a manual process. Recently WordPress updated to Version 2.7.1 (which means we need to upgrade .. AGAIN).  But there’s good news..

WordPress Automatic Upgrade Has ARRIVED

When you first log into your WordPress dashboard you’ll see a link at the top like below:

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If you click on that link you’ll be taken to the Upgrade WordPress wizard and can either upgrade WordPress automatically or download WordPress and upgrade manually.

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I’m going to go ahead and click the Upgrade Automatically button.

NOTE: Before ever updating WordPress it’s always good to take a backup of the database so you can restore if necessary (this was covered in the earlier demo video).

After clicking the Upgrade Automatically button and waiting about 90 seconds I get the confirmation screen:

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And my WordPress install is now updated to the latest build and I can go in and verify my plugins, theme and all my functionality still works flawlessly.

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Jess Coburn

It's Jess's responsibility as CEO and Founder of Applied Innovations to set the direction of Applied Innovations services to ensure that as a company we're consistently meeting the needs of our customers to help drive their success. In his spare time, Jess enjoys many of the things that made him a geek to begin with. That includes sexy new hardware, learning new technology and even a videogame or two! When you can’t find him at the office (which admittedly is rare), you’ll likely find him at the grill or in front of his smoker getting ready for some lip-smacking ribs to enjoy with his wife and two kids.

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