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How Did Your Upgrade To Wordpress 2.8 Go?

Postby cwboaze » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:30 am

Hi All,

well, aint this lovely. Wake up to see yet another
major new version.

ok, great. morning work!

Upgrading was pretty smooth, only had 10% of
my plugins fail.

biggest problems, I had was with nextgen-gallery.
which I think they are working on.

Boy they have redone the heck out of theme, widget
and plugin features in this new version.

look out!
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Postby terrapin719 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:52 am

I always wait a week or two before I upgrade on major upgrades like this. There always seems to be some sort of bug or error problem right away that they release a series of patches for. I'll probably start changing my sites over next week.
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Postby cwboaze » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:12 am

hey, don't blame ya.

Only thing I really like about it, is kind of
retarded to like. but I like it telling me
how many plugins I have, both active and
inactive.

thats about the best of it. :), or at least
I haven't messed around with the new hooks.
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Postby terrapin719 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:51 am

By this time next week there will be 3 patches and a string of "it broke my blog" remarks -lol-

It seems like these last few big releases have been so close together. We used to go ages without a big update, just little patches. Now the dashboard has changed quite a few times, functions are being added. I think the guys at WP are on caffeine overdrive this year.
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Postby angienewton » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:46 am

I just upgraded to the 2.7 version so it will be a while before I do another one LOL

My plugin's don't work so I have to go through now and go download them all over. Gotta love that especially for the non techy gal.
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Postby terrapin719 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:05 am

That is usually the biggest complaint with the big upgrades.... broken plugins! No wonder people are always nervous about upgrading.
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Postby lindastacy » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:42 pm

If it's not a security upgrade I always wait and let other people work out the bugs. Plus waiting gives all the plugin developers time to upgrade the plugins so I can just do it all at once. :)
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Postby cwboaze » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:52 pm

think of security, also. it works in both directions.

upgrade and you can make your plugins (fail/) be
unsafe to even run. Depending on the changes
to the codex.

The ladder is upgrade to improve security, so
either way your screwed. :)

Yeah, those boys and gals over there at wordpress
are kicken out some code.
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Postby tknoppe » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:06 pm

Upgrade went smoothly for me. No broken plugins (or blogs). ;)
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Postby lisamariemary » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:36 pm

Another new one??? Gah!

terrapin719 wrote: I think the guys at WP are on caffeine overdrive this year.


LOL!! Yep - they're all over there drinking some RockStar!! Heehee!

Angie - if you're upgraded, it's much easier now to get the plugins, though! It is automatic in your dashboard - you don't have to FTP them anymore with the new version you have. Under 'Plugins' on the left column, click on 'Add New' - then just search for the one you want and follow the instructions :D
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Postby tknoppe » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:42 pm

Might as well go ahead and upgrade to the very latest one Angie. If your plugins are already broke, they aren't going to get any broke-er. ;)
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Postby CorpRebel » Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:30 pm

angienewton wrote:I just upgraded to the 2.7 version so it will be a while before I do another one LOL


I hear you there! :lol:

Just recently upgraded several WP sites to v2.7 myself. Fortunately I'm not using a ton of plugins. heh heh

But since it doesn't seem to be much of a "security" upgrade, I'm not gonna upgrade to v2.8 now.

But I did use the WP v2.8 for a new WP site last nite. Might as well. Seems to work nicely with my plugins ... so far anyway.


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Postby angienewton » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:31 pm

lisamariemary wrote:
Angie - if you're upgraded, it's much easier now to get the plugins, though! It is automatic in your dashboard - you don't have to FTP them anymore with the new version you have. Under 'Plugins' on the left column, click on 'Add New' - then just search for the one you want and follow the instructions :D


Are you serious? COOL BEANS! I have to go check that out tomorrow. Thank you so much for letting me know.
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