I think we all know by now that I don’t like change. I’m the type who has to contemplate changing things like her hairstyle for, oh, a decade or so. Then, just as I decide it’s safe and take the plunge things once again change.
Not that I care, mind you. It’s been my experience that if I just wait long enough, my “outdated” style will suddenly become cutting-edge, which means people find themselves mistaking me for a trend-setter when, in fact, I just hate change.
That’s precisely why I wasn’t going to upgrade to WordPress 2.5. I’d just upgraded to 2.3.3, after all, and I’d have been perfectly happy using it until, oh, WP 2.6 came out. (Besides, I can’t stand the Web 2.0-ish look of the new dashboard, even after switching to the ‘Classic’ color scheme.)
Unfortunately — or so I’d thought, at any rate — Technorati forced my hand when Ian said Technorati’s not indexing blogs running WordPress 2.3.3. Apparently there’s a security flaw being exploited by spammers to insert links into templates and bloggers don’t even know that it’s been happening to their blogs.
So today I did it. I took the plunge, sucked up my dislike of change and upgraded my blogs. All five of ’em, as a matter of fact. It took less than 3 minutes per blog thanks to the slick 3-step upgrade instructions.
I didn’t have any issues with plug-ins, either and — to make things even better — I am loving the automatic plug-in upgrade ability in WP2.5. (Thought it’ll take a nice bite out of my blog consulting income now that clients don’t have to pay me to upgrade their plug-ins anymore.)
If you’ve got 5 minutes, spend it wisely: upgrade to WP 2.5. It’s one change that’s actually worth doing sooner, rather than later.