WordPress Automatic Upgrade Plugin ROCKS

Have I whined enough about how much of a PITA it is to do these little incremental WordPress upgrades? Well, no more. This Plug-in makes the process painless.

Not that it was ever difficult…just time consuming. The Plugin does the following steps in order, prompting you to check to make sure the step was done correctly before moving on to the next:

  1. Backs up the files and makes available a link to download it.
  2. Backs up the database and makes available a link to download it.
  3. Downloads the latest files from http://wordpress.org/latest.zip and unzips it.
  4. Puts the site in maintenance mode.
  5. De-activates all active plugins and remembers it.
  6. Upgrades wordpress files.
  7. Gives you a link that will open in a new window to upgrade installation.
  8. Re-activates the plugins.

Worked like a charm to upgrade from 2.3 to 2.3.1 in about 5 minutes.

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