WordPress 2.2 available for download and installed

If you’re the sort of person who likes to squint at small type at the bottom of blogs, you will have noticed that I’m now running WordPress version 2.2. It is running nicely on here, no issues with it so far. My ultra simple upgrade process is:

  • Backup your blog
  • Deactivate all plugins
  • Switch to the classic template
  • Delete everything from the WordPress directory bar wp-config.php and the wp-content folder
  • Copy over all the files from a new download of WordPress, having removed wp-content
  • log in and run the upgrade process
  • Reactivate your theme and plugins

As I’m lucky enough to have the space for it on my hosting, I’ve now got a test blog that I try things out on first to see if they cause any problems. It does raise your confidence a bit to see things work, and is better than a first run on your live blog. This is especially worthwhile with your template, as at the moment template authors don’t always keep up with new releases of WordPress, they tend to update in the weeks following a release if there are any problems. I can report that Black Minimalism 1.0 seems happy with the new release.