The latest version of WordPress is 2.9. Many users are having install problems with this latest build. Of course with any new release there are bound to be customers who run into issues getting things to work properly. However in this case things seemed to be pretty widespread. As far as I can remember it’s been awhile since I’ve had any headaches from a WordPress update. I do not use the automatic update feature within the dashboard. I prefer to do my upgrades the old fashion way using FTP software. When the WordPress auto update feature was first released it caused me pain and suffering. So I haven’t used it since.
Here is part of the error I received when trying to upgrade to WordPress 2.9.
Fatal error Call to undefined function wp-includes/vars.php on line 16
I resolved the install problem by downgrading back to WordPress 2.8.6. I’m running MySQL 5.0 so this shouldn’t be causing the upgrade issue.
Unfortunately it doesn’t look as if anyone on the WordPress development team has addressed reported issues. I’m only seeing questionable websites covering the topic at this time. None of which I feel comfortable sending my readers to.
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