WordPress Upgrades Suck

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I love many things about WordPress, but their upgrades suck.

About 2 weeks ago, WP notified users that an urgent security fix was required.  I put it off as long as I could, but last night seemed like a good time to try it.

I have 2–count ‘em 2–test sites. I upgraded both of them with no problem.  then I repeated the process exactly on my live site and permalinks broke.  Anyone trying to link to one of my posts received a hideous 404 error.

Then, categories were destroyed.

Had I gone from version 1.0 to 2.3.2, I could expect issues.  But I went from 2.3.1 to 2.3.2!

As i said, the WP folks do a lot of great things for free.  But smooth upgrades ain’t one of them.