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.
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.
>> 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.
- multi-site setup
- A wordpress "mass management" tool of which there are a handful, some free, some paid, some standalone, some hosted.
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.
You should check out ManageWP for multi-site WP management. Never used it myself but got some great feedbacks from friends...
What seems like daily updates - just another thing I love about WP.
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.
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.
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.