WordPress One Click Upgrade Can Be One Click Too Many
For most people, most of the time, the WordPress One-Click Upgrade is just fine. One click later, WordPress has been updated. However, it does fail sometimes and you can end up with a blank screen and an inaccessible blog.
Always Backup Up Your Database Before You Upgrade
If you followed the upgrade instructions properly it will have taken you more than one click. You were advised to take a backup of the database first.
The backup is very important in the unlikely scenario when the One click Upgrades results in a blank screen. This is typically because some plugin or some custom code is incompatible with the latest version of WordPress.
Restoring Your WordPress Database Is Not Trivial
If you have done the database backup then you will have the option of going into phpMyAdmin and restoring the database but before you do this you need to revert to the previous version of WordPress. This may require and bit of fiddling about with FTP or if you host has set up Fantastico to allow installation of different versions of WordPress then it might be a simple as a single click. But you will also need to remember to save your .htaccess file and your wp-config.php file.
In other words the whole thing database restore can get a bit complicated.
A Reliable Process To Upgrade WordPress Which Is A Lot More Than a Single Click
I suggest you read the 14 step thoroughly reliable way to update WordPress.
A rock solid upgrade will take around 30 minutes. That’s if you follow the recommendations to the letter in order to have a risk free upgrade.
Is there better a alternative? At the Power Blog Service, we think there is.
Power Blog Service Zero Click WordPress Upgrade
We call it the Power Blog Service Zero Click WordPress Upgrade. Yes, we upgrade WordPress for you while you sleep. You wake up the next morning with an email telling you WordPress site has been upgraded to the latest version. Painless or what?