WordPress 3.3 Update – Sonny Review

wordpress sonnyLast week WordPress made a major update to their CMS (content management system) and here is a brief run down of some of the things you should know before you upgrade.

WordPress 3.3 is named “Sonny” in honor of the great jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt.

WordPress 3.3 is more of an aesthetic makeover of their software and now included fly-out menus and drop in media uploading.

If you are using plug-ins in your WordPress install I would suggest holding off on upgrading for a week or two until the third party developers have had a chance to update their plug-ins.

Before you do update, make a backup of your site and most importantly the database. There are several good automated back-up plug-ins that will do this for you and even e-mail your backups to you.

Update your plug-ins first then WordPress.

Be sure that the plug-ins that you’re using are from respected third party developers as many security exploits are done through hacked plug-ins.

Summary:

  1. Wait a week or two
  2. Backup your database and site
  3. Check the security of your Plug-ins
  4. Update your plug-ins
  5. Update WordPress

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