Doug Stewart on 27 Feb 2014 12:55:45 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Another wordpress question

3.3 is old enough that auto updates aren't an option. Additionally, the Ubuntu package disables those regular update checks, IIRC. 

As of WP 3.8, the application will auto-upgrade to minor updates unless you disable such functionality (eg 3.8->3.8.1 auto-upgraded). 


On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 2:34 PM, Eric H. Johnson <> wrote:


I have not been bugged yet to upgrade. The only thing I see is under
'Wordpress Blog' which says maintenance release 3.8.1 is available and gives
a date of Jan 23, 2014.

Is there something I need to turn on to check for automatic updates?


Conor's advice is sound, but there's another option.

First, tgz your entire wordpress directory for backup purple. Back up the
database using mysqldump into a wordpress.sql file.

Then log into the admin:

From the admin, it'll bug you to upgrade to the latest version until you do.
Go ahead and upgrade it through the web interface, and you should be good.
You'll have a backup in case stuff blows up. Shouldn't take more than a few

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