Jacques is advising us that we should upgrade to the latest version of WordPress. He may well be right, but Nicholas and I are nervous/remaining to be convinced. Apparently there are some potential security issues with the version we’re currently running.
Our concern is that just about every previous WordPress upgrade we’ve installed has created more problems than it solved and led to seemingly endless headaches. Moreover, we’re currently enjoying the only trouble-free run we’ve experienced with Troppo for more than 2 years, and we really don’t want to disturb it unless there’s a compelling reason to do so.
All advice/observations will be gratefully received. What experiences have others had with upgrading to the latest version of WordPress, which I gather is 2.5.1? Did it create any headaches (especially for those running lots of plugins)? Apparently version 2.5, which was only released a couple of weeks ago, itself introduced a new security flaw into the program, which 2.5.1 allegedly fixes – see what I mean? We’re currently running version 2.3.3, which is working perfectly well and does everything we want. Should we be overly worried about the security vulnerability? Is this like “upgrading” from Windows XP to the markedly inferior Vista? Or should we just cross our fingers and make the jump?
Edit: We’ve jumped the shark. In keeping with Murphy’s Law, my meticulous backing up beforehand has meant that the backups were unnecessary.