WordPress 3.2 Released

WordPress 3.2 has been released. Promoted as improving performance and streamlining WordPress. The update closed 402 tickets in the WordPress trac database.

The upgrades keep right on coming for The OS Quest website. WordPress 3.2 was released today and I jump right in and updated this site. At this point there’s been so many changes I won’t know where to start if something stops working. The stated focus of this update was to streamline speed-up WordPress. Check out the previous link to see all the changes.Or view the Trac database to see all 402 closed tickets.

Some key changes are:

  • Dropped support for PHP 4. PHP 5.2.4 is now the minimum requirement.
  • Support for IE 6 was dropped (I hope no one regrets this change).
  • Dropped support for MySQL 4. MySQL 5.0.15 or greater is required.

I upgraded all my sites through SVN but was notified and prompted to upgrade through the dashboard. It was necessary to upgrade the database once the files were upgraded. The database upgrade prompt came at the first site access after the upgrade so be sure the visit the admin dashboard after upgrading. The SVN upgrade command is:

svn sw http://core.svn.wordpress.org/tags/3.2/ .

The above command assumes it’s executed from the WordPress installation directory.