UPDATE: Finally, some answers!
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WORDPRESS 3.5 “ELVIN” has just launched and is available for download.
In honor of legendary Jazz Drummer Elvin Jones, this newest release promises to fully support Retina Displays, has a responsive default theme and sports a brand new Media Manager, making it easier to upload photos, videos, etc.
TechCrunch has a great article that covers this newest release of WordPress.
Earlier today I was excited about WordPress 3.5.
You know how the instructions always tell you to backup your files before upgrading?
Well, confess time. I never do!
How My Site Imploded
Anyway, I upgraded from the Dashboard using the WordPress automatic update feature.
It told me the update was a success, but I started seeing error messages at the top of my site! Not good, as hackers can take that sensitive information and use it to abuse my site.
After adding a support ticket to the creators of my current WordPress Theme and messaging my Webhosting person on Facebook, I continued to try and fix the problem myself, only to seemingly make matters worse. And this went on for another 2 hours, and I felt inadequate for not being able to fix the problem on my own; not good for a guy who thinks of himself as a geek and able to handle this.
Two Hours of Digital Hell
After 2 hours I saw a tweet coming from another webmaster who had the same problem and she simply re-installed the previous version of WordPress.
I did the same and I got my site back to the way it was before this fiasco.
Let me just say that this is actually the very first time I’ve encountered this problem since auto-updating from the dashboard/admin area. So, it was pretty traumatic to have to go through hours of frustration, when I know that typical WordPress updates go smoothly and are done in a matter of seconds!
Apparently, I’m not the only one who’s had problems judging by the amount of tweets from WordPress users having the same problems I faced.
One of my other sites updated without a problem, whatsoever!
I just hope they can weed out the bugs so that I can try again.