WordPress Update to 2.7

So I finally updated. What prompted me to finally update was I decided to redesign my entire site with a new theme and other changes and thought that it was time to finally upgrade WordPress to 2.7.
If you’ve never managed WordPress for your site/blog, then you must know that in the past it has always been a huge chore to upgrade as it’s all a manual process; you have to backup the database, backup all the WordPress files, download the update, disable plugins, delete the old files, upload the new files, re-enable the plugins, and hope that it all runs smoothly thereafter.
Well, this time, I wanted to try some automation. I heard a few months back on a discussion board somewhere that there was an automatic upgrade plugin for WordPress that someone had design. I searched, found it, loaded it on my server on GoDaddy and used it. The process was pretty simple, I just had to click links every so often after an automatic task had been completed, sort of like a wizard. But, I had a glitch at the very final stage. The upgrade finished without any issue, it just locked me out, I wasn’t able to log back in. Well, I used the ‘forgot your password?’ option and it emailed me a new password. Only issue was that the new password didn’t work. I finally attempted to clean all my Firefox data: the browser data, form data, history, cache, cookies, saved passwords, everything. Once I did this and closed Firefox I was then able to open it back up and log in with the new password. Wooooh! I was freaking out there for a couple of minutes. If you can’t log in, you can’t administer the site (plugins still needed to be reactivated since the automation didn’t do that at the end) or write new blog post.
What I have seen so far in the update seems to have been worth it. Once I logged in I went to the plugins section to reactivate everything and found that most of them had updates also that I needed to install. Well, this new version of WordPress has the automation built in now that it will go out to the various plugin web sites, download the updates and install them for me. I also see quite a few other changes to 2.7, like a brand new revamped dashboard.
I think I will like this upgrade a lot.

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