It was time to update the place a little. My webhost, DreamHost, provides a spiffy install/upgrade utility for WordPress, but it’s no good if you installed WordPress yourself back in the Dark Ages.
I had been upgrading manually, but was a couple of revs behind. My old theme, based on Sub:Lemon, was written for WP 1.5 and was rapidly getting antique. An Opera upgrade resulted in my header graphic randomly crawling up the page and disappearing.
So I took a deep breath, backed up the database, backed up my subdirectory, then wiped it all out and let DreamHost reinstall WordPress. I had a few hairy moments trying to restore the database, but got past that, and all was good again.
I welcome any comments, especially about stuff that’s broken.