I’m incredibly lucky to have WPAU on my blog which has made the upgrade to WordPress 2.7 (Coltrane) relatively painless..

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This is probably the most talked about release in the WordPress history, with blog after blog discussing it. So here goes:

  1. Logging in WordPress I see the familiar:

    WordPress 2.7 is available! Please update now.

    Luckily because of WPAU I also see….

    Click Here to Automatically Upgrade WordPress to latest Version.

  2. Clicking the Auto Upgrade, I do the usual things:

    • Fill in my FTP details
    • Backup files
    • Backup Database (all my tables – why is there not a check all option in WPAU?)
    • Fetch the latest version.
    • Put the site in maintenance mode
    • Deactivates the plugins
    • Upgrades the installation files
    • Upgrade the database (we haven’t had to do that for a long while!)
    • Reactivate plugins (One plugin didn’t reactivate dofollow.php – but it never does!!)
    • Takes the site out of maintenance mode.

Well it doesn’t seem to have broken anything externally and does look quite neat and tidy inside the admin area!