A Plugin That Lets You Upgrade To WordPress 2.7 Easily

By Gloson On March 8, 2009 Under Blogging
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WordPress 2.7 has been around quite a long time already, and I was still using wordpress 6. It was because I do not know exactly how to upgrade it. So, I didn’t upgrade to wordpress 2.7.

One day, my friend, Sundar, asked me whether I have upgraded to the latest version of wordpress. I said no. He then introduced a plugin that lets you upgrade to 2.7 easily. It’s called WordPress Automatic Upgrade.

According to its description, here’s how the plugin works:

  1. Backs up the files and makes available a link to download it.
  2. Backs up the database and makes available a link to download it.
  3. Downloads the latest files from http://wordpress.org/latest.zip and unzips it.
  4. Puts the site in maintenance mode.
  5. De-activates all active plugins and remembers it.
  6. Upgrades wordpress files.
  7. Gives you a link that will open in a new window to upgrade installation.
  8. Re-activates the plugins

It will guide you step by step through all that.

After finishing the steps, I saw wordpress 2.7 in front of my eyes! It is more advanced and is much easier to navigate than 2.6.

I hope you will find wordpess 2.7 useful and easy. Again, to download the plugin, click here.

Further reading…
10 Things You Need To Know About WordPress 2.7

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Kathryn Merrow

    March 8, 2009
    10:38 pm

    Hi Gloson,

    I’ve been wondering about the easiest way to upgrade to 2.7. Thank you!

    Kathryn Merrow

  2. Sundareswaran

    March 10, 2009
    12:17 pm

    Hope your enjoying WordPress 2.7.

    • Gloson

      March 10, 2009
      7:57 pm

      I am! I love the easy navigation and ability to reply to comments right from the administration area!

  3. Simon Liew

    August 24, 2009
    6:16 am

    I think this is mainly for earlier version of WordPress (2.6.X). For the newer version of WordPress (2.7.X) come with one click button to upgrade. Fast & simple.
    .-= Simon Liew´s last blog ..BookFest Malaysia 2009 =-.

    • Gloson

      August 24, 2009
      8:58 am

      Yes, exactly. Goodness wordpress was smart this time and came up with an auto-upgrade feature :P .

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