Well I finally got around to upgrading my wordpress installation from 2.0.1 to the latest greatest of 2.0.5. It was incredibly simple and here’s a quick 5 step upgrade plan.

Step 1: Backup Database Tables and Files including .htaccess and wp-config.php

I used mysqldump to backup the tables and moved my .htaccess and wp-config.php files to a safe directory.

Step 2: Deactivate Plugins

Go to your WP Admin panel and manually deactivate all your plugins.

Step 3: Overwrite Files

Download and Unzip the latest version of Wordpress. The copy all the new files over to your current wordpress installation.

Step 4: Run the upgrade script

Run the upgrade script that should now be located at your local wordpress install. www.yourserver.com/path/to/wordpress/wp-admin/upgrade.php

Step 5: Reactivate Plugins one by one

Now all you have to do is reactivate your plugins and your upgrade should be complete.