What are the disadvantages of not upgrading to 2.7?
…apart from the obvious. I like the new admin interface and so on (vast improvement) but…
I’m new to WordPress and only downloaded 2.6 a few weeks ago. In that time I’ve almost completed development of my new site and ignored reminders to upgrade to 2.6.5. Now there is 2.7. Well I installed 2.7 on a friend’s blog I’m developing and of course many of the plug-ins don’t work.
My question is what are the disadvantages of not upgrading? Having just completed my new design in 2.6 what are the implications of installing 2.6 on my server instead of 2.7? I have a number of plug-ins, though most is hard-coded, so this must surely mean that
a) I have to uninstall all non-working plug-ins;
b) wait for the developer to develop a new version and
c) stay on top of this by upgrading to every new version when it comes out.
Don’t get me wrong. I welcome development and improvements but as a new WP user I’m a little concerned at the admin. I was hoping to just develop this site once and leave it to manage my content as I won’t have time in the future to keep up with new releases. This is the one time I will be developing my site for the forseeable future (I live on a boat with internet access only when I can grab it!).
Any tips on upgrading, lead-times between release and upgrade, keeping abreast of updates to plug-ins and so on? At the very least could someone allay my fears at not upgrading?!!
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