WordPress Wednesdays: The Automated Upgrade

Published on Jul 25, 2007   //  WordPress

New versions of WordPress come out all the time, but many bloggers are hesitant to take the plunge each time, because of several fears. Your blog might explode and get regurgitated out the other side as a jumbled mess. You might lose out on some of that fantastic content that you poured your heart and soul into. You may forget to deactivate a plug-in, rendering a not so favorable result. It’s also a pain in the you know what to have to go through the upgrade process every couple of months.

And it was with all of these things in mind that the WordPress Automatic Upgrade Plug-In was created. The plug-in doesn’t exactly walk you through the upgrade process; it does it for you.

Here is what WPAU does:
1. Backs up the files and makes available a link to download it.
2. Backs up the database and makes available a link to download it.
3. Downloads the latest files from http://wordpress.org/latest.zip and unzips it.
4. Puts the site in maintenance mode.
5. De-activates all active plugins and remembers it.
6. Upgrades wordpress files.
7. Gives you a link that will open in a new window to upgrade installation.
8. Re-activates the plugins.

The plugin can also can be run in a automated mode where in you do not have to click on any links to go to the next step.

To download the plug-in, go here. You can thank John Chow for letting me know about this.

4 Comments to “WordPress Wednesdays: The Automated Upgrade”

  • [...] is a good chance to try out the Automated Upgrade Plug-in that was discussed here a few weeks [...]

  • I just used this info to upgrade about 6 websites. Thanks!!

  • Hi!

    This plugin is very nice! I finally updated my wp version. I was going to do it by hand, but thanks to this and to your post.

    However, I encountered a small problem with my theme. I edited my sidebar.php, but it doesn’t seem to show up in my page.My sidebar still looks the same (the default one. When I look at the code in the theme editor, it’s edited one that shows up, but the changes don’t appear in my site.

    Do know why this is happening?

  • I solved it! it’s alright now..