For all of you putting off making the upgrade to WordPress 5, Cal Evans' story might be just that last push you need to take the plunge.
I now run WordPress on 4 of my web properties. So let me first say a big thank you to the entire WordPress development community for all their work. [...] In the process of installing and managing these properties, I've learned just a little bit about WordPress and decided that I had better document some of it before it falls out the back of my head.
He steps through the details his install including his pre-install steps, the installation and configuration of the software (including Akismet, SimepleTags, the All in One SEO plugin and interfaces with FeedBurner and a Friend Feed).