31 January 2010
I’m happy to report success in updating our underlying blog software to the current version of Word Press this afternoon. I’m slightly embarrassed to tell you this is the first upgrade since the original installation of nearly four years ago.
There were some blips along the way, but generally it was a smooth transition. An upgrade (4.x to 5.0) was required to the mySQL database, but no other major changes were needed to get it back up. Total time was about an hour.
In addition to the obvious security and support fixes, the upgrade will let me add features like the new listing of recent main-site AotW updates in the blog sidebar.