Upgrading to WordPress 2.1 wasn’t that difficult as I thought it would be. After talking to Abe of Yugatech, and how he upgraded to WordPress 2.1, I was convinced that I could do it and that I didn’t have to wait that long to upgrade.
In my earlier post, I mentioned about plugin compatibility. It turns out that it isn’t that much of a problem. Alex King also mentioned about this in his recent post. I just had to upgrade a few of the plugins that I was using and some of the plugins that weren’t even in the list of compatible plugins didn’t even needed to be upgraded.
Here’s a list of the plugins that I updated:
Note: when updating the flickrRss & WP-Useronline plugins, activate them when you already upgraded to WordPress 2.1
For those using Akismet, check your plugin version and upgrade it to version 2.0. I also updated my Tiger Style Admin plugin to v 3.0.
So before you upgrade to WordPress 2.1, you need to do three things:
1. Check your plugins and update them.
2. Check that your webhost’s is running a MySQL 4.0+ version.
3. Backup your files.