I know that not everyone who operates their own WordPress blog is an uber-geek so I thought I would share my experience upgrading one of the blogs that I am responsible for from WordPress 2.7.1 to WordPress 2.8 using Subversion (svn). If you are not using Subversion to manage your WordPress install or you are a svn hero, this post is probably not for you =).

Having read about many of the new features in 2.8 I was excited when I finally noticed the “upgrade now” messages in my dashboard today and decided to do it. Armed with the knowledge that my WordPress installs all use Subversion (since I keep access locked down to my servers on a level that probably crosses into paranoia, updating any other way is just a pain) and being the l