Healthcheck (PHP, etc) and WordPress Upgrade

WordPress just came out with version 3.2, so it’s time for another upgrade, as I have version 3.1.3.

Before doing the upgrade, I’m often wondering what the current version of PHP and SQL is within my hosting provider (1and1) is, there’s a plug-in called Health Check. Finding the plug-in and installing was the easy part, but trying to figure out how to get the result back wasn’t that intuitive. After doing a web-search, I found a YouTube video that explained that when the plug-in is activated it gives the result at the top of the page:

Excellent: Your server is running PHP version 5.2.17 and MySQL version 5.0.91 which will be great for WordPress 3.2 onward.

It’s a little odd, because you only see the result immediately after activating and not anyplace else. Anyways… the answer is good, so I clicked on the upgrade button for WordPress and was done 3 seconds later.

I like version 3.2 — nicer layout and clean. I’m now going to play with creating menus. Originally, the plan was to learn CSS but my Techozoic theme appears to make menu creation pretty simple.

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