The great team at WordPress has been busy prepping WordPress 2.8 for release. It seems like I just noticed that WordRress 2.8 Release Candidate had been released and now it is the full release. You can read more about the release at the WordPress blog: 2.8 Release Jazzes Themes and Widgets. They also released a snazzy video highlighting all of the new features. Personally, I am looking forward to the new syntax highlighting.
Before you upgrade be sure to backup your current installation by backing up your database, and at least your wp-content folder. You never know what might or could go wrong. You also might want to check out the plugin compatibility list to see if your favourite plugins are compatible with the new version.
For the clients that I support I will be going through and checking your sites and backing them up before upgrading. I will let you know before I upgrade your website. If you are a WordPress user and don’t want to deal with upgrading your blog, feel free to contact me and let me take care of the messy details of upgrading your blog for you.