Upgrading to 2.8 today

The “Upgrade Automatically” button isn’t getting any further than “Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-2.8.zip,” so I’m performing my first WordPress update today, the long way. Hopefully won’t be down long, say 11:30am-12:30pm CST.

Also plan on helping out my friend, Natty, this afternoon. He currently has his site on WordPress.com which has half the functionality as WordPress.org (the self-hosted content management system that I use for this site, as well).

Naked Empire Bouffon Company was founded in 2009 by Nathaniel Justiniano and combines social activism with grotesque satire in original, actor-created bouffon performances for the stage and street.

Wish us luck!

UPDATE (12:30): The Zepfanman.com upgrade seems to have gone pretty smoothly, although it doesn’t look like my Dashboard is displaying all the info panels. Gonna see if I can get a nice tag cloud to display on the right column of the site while I’m doing administrative stuff…

UPDATE (1:45): Dashboard still not displaying properly (will figure that out later), but got all my right column widgets working. Seems like a great new upgrade! Here’s the official WordPress Blog announcement and video.