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Upgrading to WordPress 2.9 and WPAU Update

is out, and my inbox is really full, with questions whether WordPress Automatic Upgrade still works, and whether it will allow you to upgrade to WordPress 2.9. As I have answered this question in the past, WPAU hardly relies much on the underlying code in WordPress and mostly works on its own.

So the answer to whether WPAU will work to upgrade WordPress 2.9 is a big YES. I personally upgraded few of my blogs using WPAU, since I prefer it to the inbuilt upgrade.

If you have been using WPAU, you can rest be assured that it will continue working for any future updates in WordPress. I promise to update it, if and when it stops working with any new versions of WordPress.

If you are looking to upgrade the manual way, visit the WordPress Codex entry and follow the instructions to upgrade your blog to WordPress 2.9. Please remember, no matter which option you choose to upgrade to WordPress 2.9, always make sure to make backups of your database and theme files, WITHOUT FAIL.

Asides, I have been monitoring the WordPress forums for any problems with an update to WordPress 2.9 and haven’t seen any major one’s right now. One issue I did see was that you will require to have at-least MySQL 4.1.2. My advice would be to use a web host who supports both PHP 5 and a higher version of MySQL.

Have you upgraded to WordPress 2.9? Did you come across any issues with it? Do let me know through your comments.

WordPress Automatic Upgrade [WPAU 1.2.5]

I had officially retired Automatic Upgrade sometime back, however after several emails to upgrade the plugin and issues for upgrading using WordPress core update in WordPress 2.7 and above, and emails from the Automattic team, I have finally released a update that addresses couple of issues.

The issues that are fixed are as follows.

  • Fixed an issue which disallowed core updates to occur when WPAU was updated in WP 2.7 and above.
  • Updated the code to display nag on WordPress 2.7 and above.

This takes care of problems faced by several users, you can download the latest update from the official WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin page, or directly update it using the plugin updater in WordPress core.

WordPress 2.7 To Be Released Today and Few WPAU Updates

2.7 is finally slated to be released today yesterday and many people including me are excited about this, this release brings in a new era for the WordPress platform, adding in several new exciting features, which were available as plugins earlier on.

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Should you upgrade to WordPress 2.7? Well we did a WordPress 2.7 hands-on review that tours some of the most exciting features in WordPress 2.7, take a look at it and decide for yourself.

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Officially Retiring WordPress Automatic Upgrade

WPAU has had a great journey helping people and creating problems for few of you, but it’s finally time to say goodbye to all the well wishers as well as the people who thought WPAU was a worst plugin they every came across.

The problem with extending something in a popular software always has it’s expiry date and likewise WPAU has to come to a end. Why? Because WordPress is building this into it’s core in WordPress 2.7.

So is this good news or bad?

It is a absolutely good news not only for me but for people who use WordPress, for me because I wrote the plugin to fill in a void in the core code, having it in the core code not only gives me joy, but to millions of other WordPress users too.

So Now You Stop Replying To My Emails and Support Questions?

Not until WordPress 2.7 has released, for those who have emailed me know that I have always replied back with a response as a solution or as a help to solve a problem, for those that I did not reply back there were already published solution which I did not reply to.

What Next?

Well I have several plugins planned in for the future, you can definitely know that I won’t stop working on plugins, every software no matter how advanced they are lack features, and I will definitely be the first one to do something to fill in those voids, if you have any suggestions you want me to develop, feel free to contact me and I will try and develop those.