CLEARER Written Instructions For Upgrading :-)
First, let me emphasize that the following is intended to be a very polite request and some feedback from a new WP user, and nothing more than that. 🙂 I hope I’m in the correct section.
Here goes. Next time there is an upgrade, can the instructions for upgrading please be written as if the reader is a total beginner? I mean write the upgrade instructions very clearly, step by step, in the exact order in which things should be carried out, and without *assuming* that the reader knows what “delete all your WP files” means (just as one example).
It would be very helpful, I think, to list the names of the specific WP files, or at least which major directories/folders they are in. Newer users are hesitant to delete things. At least I am.
Also, sometimes I find the word “root” is pretty confusing; perhaps that could be elaborated upon.
Another idea: new people are sometimes confused by the use of “index file” because there is more than one index.php file lurking within WP as a whole. I sometimes don’t know which index.php file someone intends to refer to.
In general, I would like to request more definite and clearly written instructions for *upgrading*. I realize that most people apparently have no trouble with upgrading, but I have not been able to understand which words modified certain parts of some of the sentences; these are just grammatical considerations. I have not upgraded because I don’t feel confident that I understand the instructions, and I don’t want to delete things until I feel that confidence. I hope whoever reads this can understand that.
Thanks very much for listening. Again, this is meant only as a polite and (I hope) helpful suggestion/request, and nothing more. It is not a criticism of WP or the developers or anyone’s writing skills or anything like that. Really. It’s meant as an honest little piece o’ feedback.
Thank you. I like WP a lot, in case that isn’t clear.
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