Switching to WordPress 3.7 beta 2

I decided to take the plunge and switch from WordPress 3.6.1 to the 3.7 beta 2 version. There’s a plugin that is supposed to make this easy – WordPress Beta Tester – but the current 0.97 version of this doesn’t seem to work.

Fortunately, I found a posting on the support forum that suggests that you can use the 0.96 version. It’s at: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/not-updating-from-361-to-37-41 I did these steps:

  • Back up my database (I’ve been using the free UpdraftPlus)
  • Download WordPress Beta Tester 0.96 to my computer
  • Use the Plugins > Add new and find the link on that page to upload the file
  • Activate the plugin
  • WordPress immediately detects that a new version (the 3.7 beta) is available
  • Let the installation proceed
  • Presto! It’s working

The 3.7 beta’s are supposed to check daily for new versions. I now have WordPress 3.7-beta2-25801 – I’ll find out tomorrow if it worked…

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