This is not going to be a particularly interesting late night blog post as all I did was back stuff up and run some updates.
For anyone that cares, there were some updates and I applied them.
- WordPress core updated to the latest version
- 11 Themes updated
I can imagine that there will be plugins asking to be updated as authors realise that they need to acknowledge the latest version. Yay, late night updates…
Backing stuff up
In a rather boring move, I backed everything up prior to running the update. Nothing went wrong aside from the small fact that it took ages.
That was my fault. I just grabbed the public HTML folder and downloaded it via FTP. It was only after it stared that I realised I could have skipped the media folders and the cache files. Doh.
I also pulled a copy of the database but remembered to optimise the tables first. To be fair, the tables were fairly optimal so all that did was make the indexes a touch smaller. Hardly earth-shattering stuff.
Let me know if anything behaves oddly but I expect that you will not actually notice any difference.