This won’t mean much to my readers, but the WordPress update is complete and was mostly painless, except that the “Automatic Update” option repeatedly froze. As near as I can tell, that’s a result of the version of PHP my host has supplied me with. Since I was committed to completing the update and it was around 2:00 a.m. at the time, I went ahead and performed the manual update instead.
Which gave me the opportunity to clear (after backing up) the many directories and files that constituted the Joomla! install that originally drove this site. Too early for a spring clean by a long shot, but feels just as refreshing 😉