I was all set to write a post about my experience with the most recent BDNT, when I got distracted by an excellent post from Josh Fraser about never using captchas–excellent post well worth the read. After reading through the comments, mollom seemed like a great way to avoid captcha and comment moderation, and I decided to give it a try. However, mollom didn’t work on my ancient version of wordpress (2.0). This being a weekend I’m heading out of town, it seemed like the perfect time to upgrade my wordpress site (the backend–I hope you’ll notice that the soothing front end look and feel hasn’t changed).

I browsed through the releases list to find the oldest one with automatic upgrade functionality, and then followed the quite painless upgrade guide. From there, it was a pretty simple matter to automagically upgrade to 3.0. Shockingly easy.

Overall, it looks like there are a few snafus–the home page didn’t have a sidebar because of post content for a bit, my tagging plugin doesn’t appear to be compatible with this version of wordpress–but it looks like all the content is there. If you see any content that looks broken, and you feel charitable, please post a comment on this entry.

2 thoughts on “Upgrading WordPress is shockingly easy

  1. Josh Fraser (Home) says:

    Thanks for the shout out and link to my post. Now if only I didn’t need to enter a CAPTCHA to post this…. 🙂

  2. moore says:

    Hi Josh,

    I have turned off the CAPTCHA plugin, so now the only way you get an image to decipher is if Mollom decides you’re a bot.

    At least that’s the theory.

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