Recently WordPress had released the latest version of WordPress that is WordPress 2.9 “Carmen”. The version named in honor of magical jazz vocalist Carmen McRae. This is a major upgrade and comes with new features such as:
- Trash Bin where you can restore the deleted posts or pages
- Built-in image editor
- Easier video integration
And the usual question is – should I upgrade my WordPress version?
I read a lot of opinions regarding to this matter. Some people say yes and the other say no. Some people choose to stick with the older version for several reasons such as (as they say) faster to load, easier interface and etc. Some people had faced difficulty and somewhat trauma when upgrading WordPress such as failure or missing the database while upgrading the WordPress especially when upgrading the version manually (Note: The other way is by using WordPress Automatic Upgrade Plugin or upgrade automatically from CPanel if you have any)
Technology is being developed from day to day and same goes to WordPress version where newer version got more user-friendly interface and functions. Some people might facing difficulty in the previous days while upgrading WordPress. Yes, upgrading sometimes gives you difficulty because it involves changing thousand lines of codes but today the upgrading process is easier than before where you can just upgrade in one click.
So I guess there’s no reason anymore not to upgrade your WordPress version but it’s OK if you want to stick with older one. However you should consider this point as older version might opened to security problems and could easily being hacked or harmed.
I’d upgraded my WordPress to the latest version and eagerly waiting for the next version this spring!