Successful Conversion to Latest WordPress

Looks like it wasn’t WordPress’ or GoDaddy’s fault that I had such a tough time upgrading The New Businesses Blog yesterday.  I don’t know if I should feel good about that or if I should feel like a dunce.

After yesterday’s near miss, I was kind of afraid to update my two bigger blogs, Saving Without A Budget and Daily Fuel Economy Tip– if anything because if I were to have lost either of those two, I would definitely have taken a long walk off a short pier.  Thankfully (or unfortunately, depending on who you ask) everything went to plan today and both blogs are up and running just fine.

Now that I’ve had a day to tool around with the latest version of WordPress, I have to say that I’m pretty impressed with the changes.  While I certainly wasn’t displeased with the older version of WP, the newer version is much better.  Here’s why:

  • The admin section of WP was completely streamlined and is much more intuitive and less cluttered.
  • I don’t know if it’s wishful thinking, but the load times and general speed of the sites appear to be much quicker.
  • Almost everything that was compatible with the older versions of WP has carried forward to the latest version.  Granted I haven’t had enough time to find small errors, but I’m pretty confident that there aren’t any major site flaws (aside from my spelling, grammar and content!)
  • It came with a built in spell check.  This is probably the best feature of the upgrade.  In order to check my spelling in the previous release, I had to copy and paste my entry into Word, use that spell check and then manually transfer any changes.  Needless to say it was a pain.

So, long story short, the “ordeal” of upgrading is finally over, and despite my near heart attack, I’m glad I made the change.


  1. It’s not wishful thinking, it really is faster. One of the bullet pointed features in “Ella’s” introduction post was…

    Much more efficient database code, faster than previous versions. Domas Mituzas from MySQL went over all our queries with a fine-toothed comb.