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2.0 Beta 2 Upgrade Feedback (28 posts)

  1. dss
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I spent a short while tonight updating my personal (live) site to WP 2.0 beta 2

    Here is my order of operations:

    1. turned off all plugins
    2. deleted the old files (not wp-content folder, or wp-config)
    3. loaded the files from the 2.0b2 archive
    4. ran the upgrade.php
    5. did a happy dance

    The upgrade went perfectly, and all of my plugins are functional

    Here's a list of the plugins which seem to be working:
    • Dunstan's time of day
    • Extended Live Archives
    • Bad Behavior
    • BBCode
    • Brian's Latest Comments
    • Bunny's Technorati Tags
    • Code Viewer
    • Custom Posts Per Page
    • Flash Filter Plus
    • Get Recent Comments
    • Gravatar
    • Kitten's Spaminator
    • Referrer Bouncer
    • Recent Posts
    • Recently Commented Posts
    • Content with show/hide javascript for "more"
    • Stattraq
    • Subscribe To Comments
    • Super Archive
    • Theme Switcher
    • Weighted List
    • WP-Contact Form
    • Linknotes
    • Live Preview: Admin Panel, Comments

    My thoughts:

    Cool stuff:
    Hats off for the new additions and the refinement on the back end. Very nice. Thank you.

    Bummers are:
    the upload path is now meaningless. The new scheme for loading images is a great idea, but i want a choice of where they reside, and how they are filed. iTunes and iPhoto archives are arcane enough, this is equally as frustrating for physical digging. hate it.

    Still no quick tags for Safari (I'll write Steve and explain)

    The new logo is poor and ungainly.

    When editing an entry, the markup tags appear. This makes spell checking harder (after the fact) and will surely confuse my little sister, and other friends who have no clue about markup language and don't want to know.

    Overall:

    A couple of wee steps backward, and the loss of only one function which is essential to my personal process.

    But on the whole a seamless and easy upgrade I was afraid was going to be a disaster.

    Thank You!

  2. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey, dss, what's up with the link for your forum name?

  3. dss
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    just reformat it, and it'll take you there.

  4. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    doesn't go to the page it was before, but not loading a site either.

  5. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://fernando.dubtribe.com/

    A bit like the bank robber who wrote the stick up note on the back of his bank statement.

  6. dss
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Though it doesn't surprise me, Beel, I'm not quite sure what you mean? I didn't hope to "get away with anything." Just changed my link here after noticing that each time i posted i got a new wave of comment spam, not wanting to be totally obscure, i left evidence of where to find me in case it was desired. Nothing dark, or dodgy in that is there?

  7. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No, just not a good disquise since there are numerous links to your site throughout the forum.

  8. dss
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    right...

    all fixed up and 'out of hiding'

    heheheh...

  9. Usayd
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    nice stuff dss :) I've setup a test install of 2.0b2, i'm definately going to upgrade when its final :)

  10. DianeV
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I do love the design. Very simple and ... nice. :)

  11. Severa
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    To the original poster of this thread, I would like to say THANK YOU for posting such easy instructions on how to upgrade to 2.0 Beta. Following your instructions was very easy and made my upgrade painless. Great work!

  12. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Direction were posted to move to a TESTING ENVIRONMENT

    The new code still has bugs.

    Your blog. Your risk.

  13. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes.... maybe need another post somewhere about THIS IS BETA SOFTWARE; USE AT OWN PERIL; and we don't actually "support" it since it's not release quality yet?

  14. dss
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, Podz is Right!

    I am posting feedback here. Notice that I have elected to take a risk and update my live site to a beta version of WordPress.

    I am experienced with php, monitor my logs, and regualrly backup my entire site. It is my irrational tradition to update live sites with scripts such as WordPress well before it is pronounced safe to do so.

    So if you are drooling over beta software, I would advise you to consider the potential impacts of updating your live blog before encouraging you to do so.

    It's still WordPress. There's no secret love in the new beta. You will not win the lottery by updating prematurely, and possibly you may find your blog is destroyed. Take your time, and be sure it's what you want to do.

    Finally, be aware that all of my actual journals and client's journals are still happily humming along on WP 1.5.2 Strayhorn. I only choose to risk the integrity of my private, design and code based site because it is the nature of what I do, and to demonstrate both the joy and the pain of my own mistakes.

    /* end thoughtful and overly long explanation */

    : )

    dss

  15. jaseone
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes.... maybe need another post somewhere about THIS IS BETA SOFTWARE; USE AT OWN PERIL; and we don't actually "support" it since it's not release quality yet?

    Isn't it the point of this forum to discuss issues with the beta?

    I agree there should be warnings posted about the dangers of using the beta but just state that any issues should be discussed in this forum until 2.0 is released, don't add anything about it not being supported as stable WordPress itself isn't even supported.

  16. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm not sure I get you, jaseone. We ALL support stable WP....

  17. jaseone
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, but would you go so far as to state that WordPress is supported software? Supported software to me would involve being able to raise a ticket stating my problem and then have it resolved via support staff, kinda like the way a web host's system works.

    We all provide support when we can but there are many issues that go un-addressed, which is understandable given the situation but if WordPress was "supported" then every single one of those issues would be addressed in some way.

    I would very much prefer it if the attitude was more that issues with development releases can't be discussed in the main forums but can be discussed in this forum, leave the "not supported" bit out of it.

  18. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ah well, you're as entitled to your opinion as any of us are.

  19. dassimo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No issues here. I even uploaded the wp-contents directory. Ran upgrade.php and all is well. Yes I got the error prior to actioning the upgrade but all seems well.

    Mind you I have a new site with a few themes and 3 posts on it.

    Me <- Noobie! :-)

    Shame about the Akismet needing a seperate API key. So I balied out of using it. :-(

  20. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, I'd give you mine if I had a clue that would really work. I'm of the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" scheme of thought, and since right now I have never had one piece of spam with my current setup, Akismet can simply live in the "unused" folder on my drive....

  21. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ha-ha, vkaryl, you'll be sorry now.

  22. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Why?

  23. dss
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Shame about the Akismet needing a seperate API key. So I balied out of using it.

    A number of worthwhile applications require an API these days. Google Maps, FAlbum, and Akismet. It's actually worth the few minutes it takes to get the needed API key. I am all for as much privacy all is desired, and that works both ways (for me, as well as for the community) so it's no hassle to get a code to enter to participate in something where I've been asked to be accountable. The best part about that is that (for now) the accountability is also being asked of a plugin like Akismet. Where in, for the moment, the system is closed, limited to wordpress.com users and their API (unless i missed a workaround trick) which will stave off the lessons so quickly learned by our warm and loving friends who just feel so sure we want a Rolex imitation, a cheap perscription for some medication, and a much, much, much larger penis and porn collection.

    Bless their hearts, but I'd rather live without them...

    : )

  24. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    All very true.... except I'm just not minded to change something that works for me. And I DO have an API, I just don't have any interest in or need for Akismet.

  25. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Why? Famous last words:

    "Hey, Bubba, watch this!" - redneck
    "I've never felt better" - Douglas Fairbanks
    "Either that wallpaper goes, or I do." - Oscar Wilde
    "Don't worry it's not loaded." - Terry Kath
    "I have never had one piece of spam..." - vkaryl

  26. dss
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you fry spam in olive oil until its dark, and crunchy, and put it on whole wheat toast, it's kind of nice... otherwise it's disgusting (added the vegetarian.)

  27. jaseone
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I wouldn't mind it if it was signing up to get an API key just for Akismet but currently you need to create a whole WordPress.com blog, which is exactly what people installing WP don't want as most people installing WP are those trying to escape free or paid hosted services.

    Plus I have heard of a lot of false negatives with Akismet and SK2 is yet to do that for me, nor has it had a single false positive, so why should I use Akismet again?

  28. lstelie
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I wouldn't mind it if it was signing up to get an API key just for Akismet but currently you need to create a whole WordPress.com blog, which is exactly what people installing WP don't want as most people installing WP are those trying to escape free or paid hosted services.

    This is not exact.
    You just have to register at WP.com (and that's all, even if you don't use the installed weblog) and someday you receive you API key.

    I did that and really askimet is cool, very cool highly cool.....

    Luc

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