As you may recall, I blogged about the problem I encountered when I updated my blog to WordPress 2.9. In a nutshell, my posts were missing their schedule, which happened once before after a blog overhaul. I have since found a fix to the issue (well, my designer/programmer found it), but I am still cautious as a result.
I just noticed that WordPress is urging people to update to WP 2.9.1 now with a notice at the top of the Admin dashboard. If you are thinking about making the upgrade, it’s advisable to see what features were changed and to evaluate whether it’s worth the bit of risk that could accompany any upgrade.
If you do decide to upgrade to 2.9.1, make sure you back your site up first before you push the button. Trust me, one small issue can cause hours of work for you or for your programmer. You were warned!
With all the “challenges” of security & upgrades to WordPress, have you ever considered Tumblr? I see lots of folks on Twitter talking about it & using it.
Great point Elliot for upgrades to 2.9 For some miracle I did not have any problem with updates or missing posts ( who knows- nobody reported anything yet) . I was thinking to change the theme, but change my mind few times..I guess is always best before to click update to read trough what’s new with WP .
Regarding tumblr -did not try yet, but will go and play around
For most users, upgrades go perfectly fine. But if you’ve done custom themes or have lots of plugins, that’s where upgrades can break one of them and cause issues.