WordPress New Feature – Automatic Upgrade Experience

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A few days ago, I posted about the release of WordPress 2.7.1 and I mentioned that I would like to try the new wordpress feature which is the wordpress automatic upgrade. This would be a post of my experience on using it. How I used to upgrade my wordpress blog?

Before, I used a plug-in called WordPress Automatic Upgrade when I need to upgrade my blog. It’s very easy to use and very convinient. However, when the new wordpress has been released (I forgot if it is 2.6 or 2.7), it introduced the feature of auto upgrade of plug-ins and the wordpress core itself. It also made the plug-in incompatible with wordpress that whenever it is activated, you will get a wordpress fatal error.

Testing the WordPress Auto Upgrade Feature

I managed to test the WordPress Auto Upgrade today. In case you are not sure where to find it, in your dashboard, look for TOOLS then UPGRADE and you will see this (only if you are not upgraded yet to the latest version of WordPress).


This would be Step 1. For Step 2, just click on the button UPGRADE AUTOMATICALLY and you will see this screen.


That’s it. It’s finished. It’s done. How long did it took you to upgrade your installation?

I was surprised and shocked with this. I was expecting a few more screens but the upgrade was finished in one click. It is similar to installing wordpress where you only need to setup the database and it is done, quoting the installation text, “were you expecting more?

Well, with this, I hope you learned something new today and feel free to try out the wordpress automatic upgrade feature. It really is a very nice feature.

2 thoughts on “WordPress New Feature – Automatic Upgrade Experience

  1. Great tip! I am looking to convert everything to wordpress and get a new URL because blogspot is so limiting, so when I do, I will keep this in mind!

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    • @Investing Smart, let me just add that going to wordpress in your own domain is like an investment but blogspot is free. If you need help in importing your posts, just leave a comment or contact me or something, I’ll be glad to help. 🙂

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