WordPress Upgrades Suck

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.

Author: William Hennessy

Co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Persuasive design expertLatest book: Turning On Trump: An Evolution (2016)Author of The Conservative Manifest (1993), Zen Conservatism (2009), Weaving the Roots (2011), and Fight to Evolve (2016)I believe every person deserves the dignity of meaningful work as the only path to human flourishing.