WordPress 3.3

WordPress 3.3 is out!! Upgrade your sites now. Here’s what I did to upgrade.

  1. Backup the database. Using phpmyadmin provided by my host, I exported the database to a .sql file, just in case.
  2. Upgrade. Using SSH, I logged in to my webhost and ran the following command in the root directory of my site.
    svn co http://core.svn.wordpress.org/tags/3.3 .
    This works because I used SVN to install WordPress. Personally, I like this method as it is very easy to switch versions if I ever have to. I can even switch to trunk if I’m feeling adventurous. I have yet to do this though.
  3. Update the database. Visit domain.com/wp-admin/upgrade.php and a page will come up prompting for a database update. Just click the button.
  4. Update plugins. Slidedeck was the only plugin that needed updating. Remembering what happened the previous time, I backed up my custom skin first. Sure enough, the update overwrote the folder and I had to copy the skin back.
  5. Enjoy WordPress 3.3 🙂

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