Select backup plugin from wp-admin inside the dashboard
Run the backup
don’t click anything while running this backup!
Back up the whole wordpress directory
drag the entire wordpress directory over to your machine
Download new version of WP
Follow download links and expand WP on your computer
DON’T OVERWRITE THESE FILES!
Bart explained that these files and folders shouldn’t be updated or the themes, plugins and even some content will disappear:
delete EVERYTHING (that belongs to wordpress) apart from the three items mentioned before
NOTE: you may need to select "show hidden files" in order to see the .htaccess files, make sure you don’t write over that one!
Copy WordPress over to the server
On the left (my disk) I made sure that there was no .htaccess, wp-config.php or wp-content before dragging over. That’s a good way to do it – because if anything asks to overwrite I know I’ve made a mistake.
note: this snapshot was made while file transfer had already started, you can see some files have already moved.
Upgrade your installation
Visit your main WordPress admin page at /wp-admin. You may be asked to login again. If a database upgrade is necessary at this point, WordPress will detect it and give you a link to a URL like http://example.com/wordpress/wp-admin/upgrade.php. Follow that link and follow the instructions. This will update your database to be compatible with the latest code. If you fail to do this step, your blog might look funny.
WordPress is now successfully updated. Check the site to be sure.
Plugins might want to be updated too
After my upgrade to 2.6, I found that my Plugins icon in the dashboard had a numbered (6) bubble which implied I needed to do something. Clicking on it revealed that 6 plugins had updates. I went through each one and clicked upgrade automatically.
Proof that plugins are updating
Each plugin for which I clicked upgrade automatically gave me this window, writing each line one at a time. Took just seconds to complete each one. One of mine (del.icio.us) didn’t upgrade successfully, but I didn’t really use it anyway so iIdeactivated.
The Linksys routers use a web browser as an interface, so it’s pretty easy to work with.
* First, navigate your browser to 192.168.1.1 (type this where you would normally enter a url like www.google.com
* Enter your password (there is no user name)
* I’m running Firmware v4.30.5, so your screen might look slightly different, but look for the wireless tab on the dashboard:
* After you’ve clicked on the Wireless tab, look for the Wireless Security sub-tab. This might be confusing because you have to resist the temptation to click on the Security tab above that!
* On the Wireless Security page:
set the Security Mode to WPA Personal
Set the WPA Algorithms to TKIP
Enter a COMPLEX password for WPA Shared Key. A complex password is at least 8 characters, is not a normal word that could ever be looked up in a dictionary, should contain letters, numbers, lower and upper case characters. Including non-alpha numeric characters will improve the security of your password. Make sure you make a note of this password! Note that for the screenshot below I didn’t show my Password, but when you type it in, it will be visible so keep that in mind if there are people around!
leave the Group Key Renewal at 3600 seconds
Click on Save Settings
You are now secure. Keep one more thing in mind. Occasionally it’s necessary to reboot a router when things just stop working, by unplugging or pushing in the reset button on the back when things get hinky. Make SURE you go back in to this control panel and make sure your router password AND your WPA password are restored. They WILL be erased if the router is reset!
Starting in iTunes, click on podcasting on the left sidebar under Library:
next in the bottom RIGHT, click on Podcast Directory:
this will take you to the iTunes Store and in the bottom LEFT under “Learn More”, you’ll see “submit a podcast”:
now it’s a matter of following the steps to enter the url of your feed and follow the directions step by step:
Once the folks at Apple deem your podcast worthy to be in the iTunes directory, you have to figure out how to link people there. Go to your podcast in the directory, and then right click on the graphic for your show. It will say “copy iTunes Store URL”. That’s the url you want to attach to a graphic on your website that will tell people how to subscribe in iTunes. If you like the graphic I’m using, go ahead and steal it by right clicking on it and selecting “save as”.
By popular demand, here’s a tutorial on how to clay and wax your car, by pre-eminent specialist, Allison Sheridan of the NosillaCast Podcast. Her credentials basically are that she’s obsessed with car waxing and has been known to voluntarily wax the cars of complete strangers’ cars, especially if they are the nieces of famous actresses.
Let’s get started. Below you’ll find a lovely video explaining exactly how to go through the entire process. Following the video you’ll find links to the products I use so you can rush out and buy them after you’re overwhelmed with enthusiasm from watching the video!