| 3:50 pm on Jun 29, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Yeah it's only been 10 days since the last one and I updated like 20 sites to 3.4 . . . to awake yesterday to another. :-\ Oy vey.
| 7:04 am on Jul 2, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I am getting sick of this. Time to find an alternative platform for my personal blog (all I still use WP for). Any suggestions? My main requirement is reasonably easy import of both posts and comments.
| 5:07 pm on Jul 2, 2012 (gmt 0)|
>> sick of this
I know it's a hassle but unless you use an online service that provides the updates for you, you will still need to upgrade or leave your sites open to exploit.
| 5:15 pm on Jul 2, 2012 (gmt 0)|
- multi-site setup
- A wordpress "mass management" tool of which there are a handful, some free, some paid, some standalone, some hosted.
| 5:24 pm on Jul 2, 2012 (gmt 0)|
That is a valid option to reduce the headache - unless you're a stickler for keeping sites on different IPs/Servers.
Upgrades are a PITA for sure but a necessary evil. I'm of the opinion that the best we can hope for is to minimize the headaches - eg. automate/streamline what we can.
| 2:12 pm on Jul 3, 2012 (gmt 0)|
You should check out ManageWP for multi-site WP management. Never used it myself but got some great feedbacks from friends...
| 3:42 pm on Jul 3, 2012 (gmt 0)|
What seems like daily updates - just another thing I love about WP.
| 7:04 pm on Jul 4, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Yes, there are solutions for those running multiple sitse on Wordpress: multi site, management tools etc.
The problem is that a lot of the Wordpress user base who use it for a relatively low priority site, such as a personal blog, and for us it is not really worth the effort.
While any CMS needs to be updates, WP needs a lot. I would now gladly sacrifice some features for less frequent updates.
| 7:31 pm on Jul 4, 2012 (gmt 0)|
they keep adding some quite major changes, whilst keeping the build at 3. what they should do is make their big changes on a new number -- 4 -- and keep a stable 3.
then people can choose to whether they want to upgrade to 4 based on the changes, rather than being forced into it all the time.
| 5:53 pm on Jul 9, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I dislike that they do not segregate out security releases from bug fixes from feature creep.
Drupal these days basically does it as follows
- new features = major release
- bug fixes and security releases only for current version
- security releases segregated and notified differently than bug fixes (i.e. you can choose to receive upgrade warnings only for releases that include security items).
- modules fall under the same notification system - so I only get notified of upgrades for modules with *security* problems.