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June 20, 2010

I love it when a plan comes together

I just successfully upgraded my WordPress installation, which powers this blog, to the latest version (3.0, called Thelonius – see the complete list of major WP releases, all named for jazz musicians). I did this with nary a bump, very few changes in settings, and everything seems to be right.

My first activities with the new version was changing the theme of the site (the look & feel theme, not the content theme) to WP’s default for this version, called Twenty Ten, then changing the header image that appears on each page. While the default image is nice, I wanted 1) to test the waters and modify something and make sure it worked, and 2) to personalize the site imagery. To that end, you’re currently enjoying a (cropped) view of the Brandeis Bardin Institute, home of BCI, the summer camp for Jewish young adults that I attended as a camper (’95) then returned to as an advisor/counselor (’98). This small image hardly does the place justice, but it’s indicative and evocative of the campus’s beauty. I’ll write and talk more about this place another time.

For now, I’m going to call it a night. The plan for tomorrow is to begin documenting my participation with a good friend in The Jonah Project.

Edited on 6/23 to change post title. Because I can.


  1. You’re brave, Yiftach! I’ve been putting off upgrading mine because I don’t want anything to go on. Maybe now I’ll feel inspired to go ahead and try. First, I guess I better copy down all the files from the server, just in case I need to restore.

    Comment by Kenny Landes — June 21, 2010 @ 15:39

  2. Let me know if you want me to walk you through it (WordPress also?). Or, you know, just follow their famous 3-step here (under Manual Update). For a real challenge, try following it in Hebrew.

    Comment by howdoyoujew — June 21, 2010 @ 15:54

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