I’m playing around with my blog theme. Specifically, I’m looking at the WordPress Twenty Eleven theme and I plan to play around with creating a child theme. WP themes have come a really long way since I last dug into them. I still have my purple and white Laresweb theme that I created from scratch previously, but it really is outdated.
Ok, so I’m almost a year behind, but I finally upgraded from WordPress 2.x to 3.x (3.1 as of today). I quickly made a database backup and used the “upgrade automatically” button inside the Dashboard. I’ve been running the automatic version updates without any problems so I expected the version upgrade to work just as seamlessly. Even the manual installation and upgrades worked well, but those are even simpler now. Thanks, WordPress, for improving the process so much over the years.
I just ran the upgrade to WordPress 2.7 on laresweb.com. On the outside, you won’t notice any difference unless you look very closely at the footer information at the bottom of the page. On the inside, WordPress 2.7 has a completely reworked administrative interface. It will take some getting used to, but at first glance, it’s a major improvement over past versions.
Drop me a line if you tinker around with hosting your own WordPress or any other blogging system.