Is it as fun as it used to be?

Process of Upgrading this Blog

Hmmm. I’ve been using WordPress for this blog, versions 1.2.1 actually. That’s pretty old, considering both years and that a new 2.2 version of WordPress has just been released.

So I’m upgrading. Version 1.2.1 to version 1.5.something. Then to version 2.2 I guess. You can’t go from 1.2.1 to 2.2 directly, you have to go through 1.5.x (where I am now)

It turns out that I also have to upgrade PHP and MySQL.

And I lost the theme. I was getting tired of it anyway.

So why am I doing this? Well, I’ve got to do something about that spam.


UPDATE: I now have PHP and MySQL updated to pretty current versions, thanks to the help of my ISP BareMetal (with a special thanks to James). If you are looking for a good ISP check these guys out.

UPDATE2: I am now running the most recent version of WordPress. Unfortunately I’ve screwed up the permalinks. What a mess! I have a very basic theme that I like, I’ll sooner or later fix it up more to my taste. And about that spam… I had just shy of 15,000 spam comments in my comment ‘moderation’ queue. I’m hoping akismet is as good as it seems (though by messing up the permalinks I’ve temporarily foiled the spam bots :-)

UPDATE3: That’s all for now, I’ll tweak the theme forever.


Written by hutch

May 17, 2007 at 9:12 pm

Posted in Site Information

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