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Update WordPress to 2.8.4

If you’re on a self-hosted WordPress blog and you see a message looking something like this at the top of your login page:


You should probably click it. You’ll then see a screen that looks something like this:


Where you should click ‘Upgrade Automatically‘ and then sit back and watch the magic happen.

A few words of caution. If you’re not sure if your WordPress blog has some sort of auto-backup of the database, don’t click those buttons I told you to click above. My current favorite is the plugin WP-DB Backup which allows you to email yourself (remember that Gmail account you have with gigs of space you’re not using?) a copy of your database on a weekly basis. Just to be safe.