See that? Upgraded. No problem.
Here’s how: I paid someone.
Here’s the deal. I’m a generalist. That means I know a little bit a lot of different things. I hang out with smart people and usually take their advice and guidance.
I took up blogging and started with WordPress.com because of Chris. When I got serious, I changed to WordPress.org with his encouragement.
I am hosted by Bluehost.com because they are a recommended provider of WordPress.com.
Installing the audio player happened because Grandad did it, and I thought it was cool. It wasn’t hard for a generalist.
About the same time, WordPress kept hounding me to upgrade to 2.3 because of b00geymen in the previous versions that might reach out and hit me in the nuts.
I ignored it. I’m a generalist. I like plug and play. I don’t like backing up databases and and reading detailed instructions. I don’t like it when I read “this might blow your whole blog to smithereens and you will lose all your comments.” I know that one misplaced > can foul up everything. When I moved to .org from .com, I lost all my images because I missed the part that images would not be part of the backup data.
I ignored WordPress. I even stopped wearing a cup when I blogged.
I had just installed the “related posts” plug-in and it worked, so I was feeling pretty smug when I got an email from Kirk at Just-thinkin.net. Would I please add a plug-in so commenters could subscribe to a post comment feed? He provided the link and everything.
I checked it out, seemed like a plug and play, so I installed it. I need all the commenters I can muster!
One thing led to another and Kirk agreed to upgrade my site to 2.3.1.
please give Kirk a shot. Because of him, my blog is more secure and has more bells and whistles to attract more traffic. It will automagically back up stuff and upgrade itself, and a whole bunch of other stuff that I don’t know yet.
It was painless. I highly recommend it.