WordPress 3.1: Wait to Update! February 24, 2011 Blog, Blogging, Brain Itch, Fun, I scare because I care, Marketing Without Hype, Savvy, Site Design, Small Biz Help, Trends, Tutorials, WordPress 10 Comments by Lori Do you have a WordPress site that you maintain yourself? If so, this one minute video’s for you. 10 comments on “WordPress 3.1: Wait to Update!” I’ve updated on all three of my wordpress websites and have had zero problems with my images. As long as you understand what you’re doing when you upload them, you shouldn’t have a problem. The only problem I’ve had in a long time was the update I did for my THEME today NOT WordPress on one of my sites. It messed it up a bit, but about 5 minutes of tweaking got it back to the way I had the colours (which was the only thing effected). So glad for you Batts!! Themes have been an issue for some. Glad you got yours on track so quickly. Am intrigued with your Blood Sugar Diaries site and eager to visit. 🙂 I learned my lesson working with Joomla, Firefox Mozilla & Intuit’s Quickbooks POS. The dangers of updating to the newest version is always fraught with unexpected even “..if you know what you are doing..” The best practice I’ve found is either setting up a ‘Sandbox’ version to Beta test the upgrade or to wait for the first wave of technical articles to come out after the initial release. Loving the new Video Logs. Hi Justin! Quickbooks is the devil. Never tangled with Joomla, but have heard stories. :-0 I’m in the process of switching over to a sandbox for every site I do. Wish I’d done it much, much sooner! Would have meant a lot more sweet sleep and downtime. Why doesn’t everybody talk about this? Thanks Justin!! <3 Lori Thanks for the post. Unfortunately I looked up this problem AFTER the fact – all the images in my media library (and therefore all of my header images) are gone, just place markers remain. So I’m just left with having to reload all of them? Wow, what a lame situation. Now I know to WAIT next time, but how does one know how LONG to wait? Check in to your blog for a go-ahead? 🙂 I wait until it appears the bugs are worked out (via discussion online). Kinda reminds me of buying brand new tech toys. Why pay more and test it out for them? 🙂 Oh, I was silly 😐 – it seems the problem with the images disappearing had less (or nothing) to do with the update than with the fact that I also moved the site from a subdirectory (“/blog”) to the main directory. I’d updated the url in the General settings but not the Media settings. All seems OK now! [feel free to delete both of my posts since they’re kind of self-canceling!] I wonder, though, why others are having problems with their media files. Doing a happy dance for you Sal!! For potential security reasons this latest update doesn’t like Tim Thumb, which many themes use for resizing automatically. My post thumbnails are all out of whack right now but by Monday I’ll be able to fix it and have my own personal sandbox set up! 😀 OK! Good luck with the other kinks. Thanks again for the general warning about updating before bugs have been found – sound advice in every situation, of course! Justin’s idea about creating a “sandbox” site’s revisions makes a world of sense. It’s my new procedure!! Comments are closed.