Update to WordPress 2.5

The site has been updated to WordPress 2.5, which has changed the dashboard considerably, and for the better. I am staying with the default WordPress dashboard theme for the forseeable future. WordPress’s lead designer, Matt Mullenweg, created a short screencast of himself using the new dashboard to post and add images or galleries to a post. This may answer any questions you have about how this is done. I encourage you all to take advantage of the new features. The screencast can be found here:

http://wordpress.org/development/2008/03/wordpress-25-rc2/

3 thoughts on “Update to WordPress 2.5

  1. mudshark

    Thanks, Oz. I was doing some reading on Westi’s ’2.5 in detail’ post about it and that lead me to more reading about doing the actual upgrade and that leads to a whole lot more reading for me since I’m just doing the freebee thing now on WP’s hosting and would have to download it there. they have a few warnings about having to be careful with this and that file and don’t overwrite this one and whatever. I did get the domain name registered, on a different host, but I don’t want to start messing with doing any kind of transfer now to another host until I can get more info about it and figure out what the hell I’m doing. plus I don’t know diddly about CSS to be code-monkeying around with a theme right now.

  2. Ozymandias Post author

    When I do upgrades, I keep everything in the ‘wp-content’ directory and the ‘wp-config.php’ file in the site’s root directory. Those two items shouldn’t be replaced without considering the consequences. The wp-content directory has the themes and plugins. I haven’t made any CSS changes in a long time, going back to WP 2.2 or earlier. I did change the graphics to take advantage of IE7′s ability to display png-24 transparencies correctly. That was not a CSS change. If you’re running WP 2.2 or later, upgrading to 2.5 shouldn’t break your theme.
    If you want to change hosts, make sure you have backups of your database, theme, and wp-config file. That’s all you need.

  3. mudshark

    cool. still gots lots to read up on though before I do anything. my dash doesn’t even show what version of WP that I have and it’s not in the footer either, so who knows. Thanks.

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