Archive for the ‘upgrade’ Category

Automatic Upgrade Feature of WordPress Without FTP

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

I was intrigued by the automatic update feature of recent (2.7+?) versions of WordPress because I hate upgrades as much as the next guy.  Unfortunately, it didn’t work for all 3 WordPress installs for which I am responsible.

There’s a new security issue for WordPress, so I spent some time trying to figure out how to get the update feature to work.  When I attempted the update in the WordPress Admin section, it requested my FTP login settings.  Well, I don’t use FTP for maintaining these blogs.

Fortunately, it turns out that WordPress will only require FTP permissions if the file permissions are configured in a compatible manner.

This post cleared it up:

The gist is to set the owner of the WordPress files to the same user as the process that runs Apache.  Running a basic chown command did the trick!

Now I just have to research to make sure that this makes sense from a security standpoint…

Free Upgrade for Users!

Monday, March 9th, 2009

So, how’s this for customer service? A free upgrade to all of our users!

Prior to about 4 hours ago, our great customers who have upgraded to Premium Access to our web based bingo card generator, were able to generate 200 pages of bingo cards at a time.  Now, both past and future customers can generate a thousand pages of bingo cards at once!

When our site first launched, we imagined that most users would be smaller personal parties, or classroom situations.  Surprisingly, there are a lot of people out there who need thousands of custom bingo cards… so now doing that is 5 times fewer clicks.

This is all possible due to lots of behind the scenes tweaks and upgrades that have happened over the years.

Anyways, enjoy!