I just read where some of the major bugs in WordPress version 8 have been exterminated by the WordPress Pest Control. Well, not real bugs but those pesting errors that prevented folks like me from upgrading to the new version.
So, now it is safe to move to the new version using version 2.8.1. Since I am not a super expert in WordPress I will share an article with you that helped me to understand the type of bugs that were fixed.
His site seems very good so I hope to visit again.
Now, for those of you who have no clue to what I am talking about. Allow me to explain.
iIf you are using a WordPress self hosted blog platform you are given the option of upgrading to a new version. Now, there was a time that I found upgrading hard. I downloaded a plug in called wp-upgrade and that was a wonderful thing.
However, more recently, I have started using a really stupidly simple tool on my host called simplescripts. This script is just like the name it is simple. All I do now it go to the control panel of my host, http://www.bloggingforboomers.com/bluehost and click on simple scripts and they prompt me to upgrade. They even give me the option to view my site after it is upgraded to see how it looks. If there is an issue it allows you to go back to the way it was.
Pay close attention to the instructions to deactivate all your plugins before you upgrade. Do not take chances. If you want me to do a short video on this let me know.