When you can’t install your own WordPress, and I’m talking about you AT&T

I have been installing WordPress on client’s servers over the past few years, and for the most part, it isn’t that hard. Some ISPs have little quirks, but the worst one I have come across has got to be AT&T. When I tried to install WordPress by FTP, I was not able to. When I used the automatic install, I was. OK, I thought, I can deal with that. But when I opened up the dash board I was greated by version 2.3 of WordPress. I know it is 2.3 because that information was staring me in the face, but this little note form WordPress at the bottom:

So, I did what anyone would do. I swore and then called AT&T to discuss this with them. I pointed out that this was the older version of WordPress, and could they please update it. They said no. They said they hadn’t tested the later versions, and they knew this one worked, so this was the one they wanted to keep, and no, I couldn’t install my own, because that isn’t how it works here, and please go back to using it.

So, I have. My client hasn’t complained, or noticed, so I suppose it is OK, but it irks me that I can have the latest on other blogs, and not on the one hosted by AT&T.

Bah.


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