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Why the constant upgrades? (4 posts)

  1. rhbee1
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If this question has already been answered elsewhere, just point me to it. Otherwise, why do I have to always be faced with upgrading my version on wordpress? I just get used to the features and the theme is one I like, and then I see that someone has created another version with even better/more/different features. And every time I log in from then on I see the suggestion to upgrade. But now it is not an automatic reload. Now I have to go through an outside source and I have to make sure that the theme I have actually retains the featured I liked when I set it up. I know that for the technically interested that developing new versions and plugins is an important part of their computing experience but for me, its like buying a new car every damn week when all I need to do is drive to work and back.

    Actually, this might not be so unworkable if there was a way to see the upgrade in action before I tried it but this option doesn't appear to be available unless I make up a test blog for myself. Anyway, I would really like to understand this all idea of upgrades for upgrades sake a lot better.

  2. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It's called "development" and of course there are the security updates. I must say, WP does develop, but I understand your metaphor of the car.

  3. rhbee1
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey thanks for the link. I started looking into it already.

  4. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Btw. if you want something old, simple, but secure and with almost no security fixes (none needed), have a look at the "legacy branch".

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