WordPress Updated; Beta No More

WordPress Upgrade: I always dread seeing that yellow bar on my WordPress Dashboard incessantly reminding me to update my blogging client. It means I have to deactivate 10 plugins, go to PHPmyAdmin backup my tables and manually upgrade folder by folder. Then I gotta reactivate all my plugins, and check to make sure everything is functioning.

But today I stumbled upon an awesome plugin that does all that for me. It’s called WordPress Automatic Upgrade. I had a choice to let it upgrade automatically or guide it through the process. (Perhaps it’s the plugin that’s guiding me?). I chose the latter, and I all had to do was click next and download backups. It was the quickest upgrade ever.

CSS Upgrade: I’m proud to announce that Nanyate?! is no longer in beta. Although there aren’t any visual changes, (with the exception of the footer) the CSS has been majorly updated. All the unnecessary absolute/relative positioning has been eradicated. I’m using a Mac, so I’m not sure if this major CSS overhaul has affected Internet Explorer. I will check the next time I’m at school.

New Content: There are few new songs on the Nanyate?! radio player. I also added a second radio player at the new My Voice page. There are just clips of me singing. I’m not a good singer but I’m not going to rape your ears either. Really. So if you ever feel like listening to average music, give it a try.

Google PageRank of 0: It’s sad but Nanyate?!‘s main page still has a PageRank of 0, while the About Ivy page has a PageRank of 2. I thought I knew how Google ranked pages, but I’m not so sure anymore.

Thank You, CSS Galleries: Nanyate?! has seen a surge in hits thanks to many of the CSS Galleries that have featured me. So thanks a lot, Daily Slurp, Most Inspired, Screenalicio.us and Sharebrain.

Link Exchanges: As always, new link exchanges with blogs are welcomed.

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  • http://simply-precious.net Simply Precious

    Hehe, I use InstantUpgrade, which is pretty much the same as the other plugin you’ve mentioned.

    Wow, that’s awesome about the CSS and new content! =)

    Weird about that PR thing… I don’t list my site on Google, so my site has a PR of 0. =P

  • http://juicebear.net Leyla

    OMG that’s such a cool plugin!
    I think I’m going to get it now =]

  • http://n1ki.com Niki

    Nice that you found such plugin. It sounds like annoying work without it. I’m glad my blog is made by my boyfriend so the updates don’t come to me, I go to them. :)

    I can exchange links with you, if you are interested.

  • http://michaelpark.net Michael

    For some reason, I just can’t imagine you with your voice… LOL! Your voice sounds to me like you have lots of “eh-gyo” but it doesn’t show in your appearance and in your writing.

    😉

    Cute voice… :)

  • http://www.teddy-o-ted.com teddY

    Congratulations of being featured in those CSS galleries! Your blog designs are seriously awesome :) like the horizontal scrolling version at your older domain.

    Thanks for the wordpress plugin, I think I will get it installed asap! I’m quite sick of the wordpress updates actually. Just like what you’ve been through, every minor update (+0.01 version) requires me to download my mySQL database and check through everything, and not to forget what folders to delete and what not to, and I also need to constantly remind myself not to delete wp-config.php, which I’ve done almost every other time, LOL!

  • http://orangish.org desmond!!

    Wow I didn’t know this plugin exists! Thanks for the recommendation!

  • http://thecraftdirectory.com/ Kevin

    Good thing you discovered that plugin!