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You have WP 3-0 or 3-1
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Cannot update to WordPress 3.2 because hosting is outdated

If you’re trying to update your WordPress installation to version 3.2 and your host server does not meet the minimum requirements, you’ll get a warning message. See what that looks like and learn what’s needed to update your hosting.
Had this happen to a client who uses GoDaddy – anyone encounter this with other hosts?
 

You have WP 2.7, 2.8, or 2.9
if your admin screen looks like this:
Installing plug-ins automatically

Installing plug-ins, which give WordPress added features, was always fairly straightforward, but with WordPress 2.7, it’s very easy.  Everything is done for you automatically through the admin panel.

You have WP 2.7, 2.8, or 2.9
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Backing up your files using an FTP program

Backing up your database is one thing, but you also need to backup your theme and the content files you’ve uploaded, like images, videos, and documents.  A common way to do that is through a file transfer program (FTP).  Here’s what you need to do once you’ve accessed your server with the FTP program.

You have WP 2.7, 2.8, or 2.9
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Updating your version of WordPress

Like any software, WordPress is constantly being improved and updated.  With WordPress 2.7, the process of updating has been greatly eased.

You have WP 3-0 or 3-1
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Text editor problems in WordPress 3.0 when using IE9

Just got off the phone with a client who couldn’t enter text in a new post she was creating.  She would type it in, but when saving it, the text disappeared. Weird!
The fact that I had no trouble going in and editing the post pointed to a browser issue:  I had Firefox and she was [...]

You have WP 2.7, 2.8, or 2.9
if your admin screen looks like this:
Backing up your database using the WP-DBManager plug-in

WordPress is run through a database and that’s also where all your posts, pages, categories etc. are stored.  Backing up that database is made easier with a plugin, and WP-DBManager is a good one for that purpose (it also performs many other functions involving your database).  You can download the plug-in here.

You have WP 2.7, 2.8, or 2.9
if your admin screen looks like this:
Backing up posts and pages using the Export function

A full back-up of your WordPress installation takes a bit of work, but if you need a quick way to save at least your posts, pages, comments, categories, and tags, then the Export tool is the way to go.

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