Friday, May 4, 2012

Attention Wordpress Users - Update Time!

Please note that there is a new version of Wordpress available, ver. 3.3.2.  Take a moment to login and update, it is very important that you do so.  I'm pasting the contents of the how-to blog post below:

WordPress is a fabulous tool, it makes blogging easy or intricate – whichever you prefer. There are many pros, and a few cons.  One of the biggest cons:  software vulnerability. It’s important to keep your WordPress up to date, because the writers are WordPress are aware of the fact that hackers take advantage of these “holes” – so they constantly put out updates.

Updating WordPress is quick & easy.  Just login to the admin area, the link will be similar to – and if there’s an update, you’ll see the notification at the top.  It looks like this:

It’s always advisable to backup your database before updating, and you can do that from your cPanel in a few clicks.  After that, just click that “Please Update Now” link and you’ll see something that looks like this:

When you see this, click UPDATE NOW.  You’ll see WordPress work her magic, and you’re updated.  This is a VERY simple step that could save you a lot of trouble down the line.