Upgraded to WordPress 1.5 using the RPMs from wumple.com.
All pretty smooth:

  • Backed up the DB mysqldump --add-drop-table -h localhost -u mydbuser -p mywpdb| bzip2 -c > blog.bak.sql.bz2
  • Backed up wordpress.conf, wp-config.php and wp-layout.css (I actually gzipped the whole of /usr/share/wordpress just in case, but didn’t think I’d need it, and I don’t)
  • Installed the RPM using rpm -Uvh
  • Ran the upgrade script
  • Merged over my settings from wp-config.php into the new version

Theming remains to be done. As it is, the new default template does look nice, and the admin screens are a whole lot easier to use.

I’ve re-enabled commenting as an experiment, and blacklisted a whole series of words. I may have to go back and stop it if the same problems arise as last time.

Now to go looking for plugins 🙂

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