The Golden Rule of WordPress Updates

Written by newmediamike

Topics: >140 characters, WordPress

This blog like all of my websites is powered by WordPress. I’ve been using the WordPress platform for about 7 years now. I’ve never rushed out to install the latest updates, since I have found that as much as I love the platform, a WordPress update can be buggy at times.  Especially within the first few days of a new update release.

Case in point. The latest update, WordPress3.4 “Green” was released this week, and since I’m spending a lot of time in WordPress on another site I am working on I decided not to wait and upgrade to WordPress 3.4. Only I didn’t use the other site as my test bed. I used nwemediaMike instead.

After I updated the WordPress installation I found out that it broke the theme I was using. So I’m back to the Thrilling Theme. I like this theme and it is clean and intuitive.  So Thrilling Theme it is.

So what is the Golden Rule of WordPress Updates?

Wait for the stable version, usually 3-5 business days after the initial release.



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2 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. newmediamike says:

    Hey Devin,

    Your question isn’t off topic at all. I’m using Jetpack and one of the options is Extra Sidebar Widgets. My Twitter feed comes from there.

  2. Devin says:

    Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any
    widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

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