I’ve upgraded several blogs to WordPress 2.0 and it’s quite simple. The first thing I did was backup my databases. There are two ways to do this. One is using phpmyadmin (here is a quick guide to backing up your WP database). You can also use the WP Database Backup plugin to accomplish this purpose. Just a note about the plugin: It worked great for smaller blogs however on one blog the database was so large it maxxed out the hosting companies allowed number of database connections in an hour (see this WP support post if you have an interest in what happened).
Some WordPress Plugins and Links You’ll need:
- WP ContactForm for 2.0
- Tiger Theme updated for 2.0
- Plugins that work with 2.0
- Great tips site about WordPress administration
- Just got this Ajax Shoutbox working on BrainFuel (lower left on the sidebar)
I thought I would mention that we didn’t have to make any changes to our themes. After upgrading one blog it was an easy decision to update the rest because I tested all of my themes on that installation.