FSK Asks – WordPress Update?

After excessive nagging by WordPress, I decided to upgrade to version 3.4.  My questions are:

How often should I upgrade WordPress?

How often should I upgrade MySQL/PHP/Apache/Ubuntu?

The con of upgrading is that the newer version may have a security flaw.  However, the new version has new features, and the old version may have had fixed security flaws.

Nobody has hacked my blog yet (that I know).

My blogging motivation has increased lately. Maybe my motivation was temporarily ruined by working in a lousy job?

I set up piwik! If that offends you, then you may use noscript to blog piwik.realfreemarket.org.

3 Responses to FSK Asks – WordPress Update?

  1. Anonymous Coward June 24, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    My motivation declines when I think of all the nasty stunts and tricks pulled on me over my working life.

    I guess I find it hard to get my head around people that just don’t care about other people. They are just users.

    Funnily enough twenty users ago, I was told about the “user” person type and I’m only just thinking back to the advice I was given early on. I filed it away, when it should have been at the front of my mind.

  2. Anonymous Coward June 26, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I have a website that makes use of Open Source software and some paid-for web components.

    I created the website in 2008 or 2009, so the software it is based on its getting old now and I can see the new releases have a few nicer features.

    However the website is also loosely connected to the software I sell – it needs to ping my website on key registration etc.

    I am holding off on upgrading my website, until I release a lot more software that actually brings in more money.

    What I am doing at the moment, is creating a brand new website with current Open Source software and I will slowly migrate content over time or just use the new website for the brand new software product I am currently writing.

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