Like everyone else, I sigh when the latest “you must upgrade or you’ll die” alert arrives at my blog. After all, this isn’t the only blog I have. I have dozens of blogs, so each time we must upgrade it’s a daunting task. So I’m tempted to just stuff that upgrade notice in the trash can and go about my business.
Don’t do it! There are a number of reasons to upgrade – foremost of which is security. While it takes a while to upgrade your blog (okay, maybe 10 minutes per blog with the new auto-upgrade capability), it takes a LOT longer to rebuild your blog – if you can at all!
This well-written article from WordPress themselves reinforces the need to upgrade when they announce it. So take a deep breath and bite the bullet. You’ll survive online longer!