Yet Another WordPress Update

This one has three parts; WordPress itself plus updates to the standard themes “Twenty Ten” and “Twenty Eleven”. I’ll be testing this one out on my test PC that runs a copy of what I have online before upgrading here. It’s not that I don’t trust the developers (which I don’t), but I have too many other attachments that may get broken by the new software.

It seems that updates are coming thicker and faster than ever before. The more applications you have, the more updating you have to do. I have just spent the last few days upgrading eleven applications on my PCs, not including Windows updates. I was quite happy with the previous versions, but when you have maintenance contracts, you are obliged to upgrade when a new version comes out. This at least negates the standard helpdesk conversation, which goes something like this:

Me: Hello? My program has a problem.
Them: What version are you running?
Me: Version 8.6.10236
Them: Upgrade to version 8.7.19863, that will solve your problem. Have a nice day. ‘Click’

Most of the updates install easily, but there is always the exception. Naturally, I run a backup before I upgrade, but when your backup software upgrade fails, it’s time to reach for the anti-panic pills! I run the best (according to me) backup software available, but it has the most disgraceful licensing system I can imagine. Since purchasing this software in 2009, I have had to upgrade twice, and both times my license has been screwed up such that I cannot use the software after the upgrade. I have had to go “cap in hand” to the vendor and plead my case to have my license restored. Luckily I have proof of purchase, but I am allowed an undisclosed number of resets before I am required to purchase the software again. After the last episode, I was sent an email asking for my feedback on my helpdesk experience. Heh, heh. Me? Opinion? I told them that my helpdesk experience was excellent, but that if they fixed there licensing system, I wouldn’t need their helpdesk, or words to that effect.

Everything is back to normal now, until the next upgrade comes along.

I’m looking to wind down for Christmas/Birthday/New Year, so let’s hope I have no more updates this year.

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2 Responses to “Yet Another WordPress Update”

  1. Well, I’m now using WordPress 3.3, plus a couple of theme updates and a plugin update, and all seems okay.

    Happy New Year to you all.

    Don

  2. What great timing! Now version 3.3.1 is out. This fixes no less than 15 bugs and a security issue. Oh well, just another upgrade.

    Don

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