I always feel I’m taking my life in my hands when I upgrade this blog. There always seems to be something that goes wrong! As a result, I’ve put off upgrading to the latest WordPress release of 3.0.2 until today, I was on 2.7.something so it’s a major upgrade.
This time the main event was receiving this error message during the upgrade process:
Warning: copy(/home/colinmc/public_html/blog/wp-cron.php) [function.copy]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/colinmc/public_html/blog/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-direct.php on line 205
Ok, I can cope with that, especially as the cron job system hasn’t appeared to work for a while. I say that because my scheduled backups stopped arriving by email some time ago, so it’s been broken for a bit. Slightly oddly though, as soon as the upgrade had finished, 2 backups arrived by email! So perhaps it’s fixed, magically, even though I go the error above. At least it was neither the dreaded WordPress Blank Screen nor a WordPress Internal Server Error.
The second issue was that I also upgraded the MapPress plugin that I use to power the map in my UK list of CrossFit gyms which promptly broke! Instead of the map showing up, I just got a placeholder for it. Fortunately this has happened before and I remembered the fix: Edit the post and re-save it (or Update it in WordPress speak) and hey presto, it comes back. Weird but true.
So hopefully, that’s that for another few months, when I shall once again have to take my life in my hands and risk all to the great WordPress god in the sky.