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Anyone Succeeding with 1.5.1? (78 posts)

  1. kjarrett
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Three upgrades, each flawless, awesome. NICE WORK EVERYONE.

    -kj-

  2. AdrianB
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    My upgrade worked just fine (as I've mentioned in the upgrade thread). I don't use trackback/pingback, so maybe that's not working, I don't know, but all the things I need work fine.

    About the whining, mentioned by aminox, yes there's a lot of that here. I understand that people come here when there's problem but I don't understand how some people actually uppgrades without making a complete backup as a fallback. There's always a risk that an upgrade goes wrong so a compete backup is essential. It's not rocket sience to make a backup. And it is recommended to keep a copy of the previous release as well, I've seen a lot of "Where do I get 1.5?" here.

    (But one thing that I think would be good if the WordPress team went for the "release often, release quick" instead of "release seldom, release slow". There was this huge debate when som problems occured with 1.2.0 or 1.2.1 and it took quite a while before a fix was released. But that's just my opinion, I'm sure there's other good reason not to.)

  3. Kalen
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    People are supposed to whine & complain on a support form. Look up the definition of support.

    Anyway - 1.51 is working beautifully for me! :) I had no troubles, and that's coming from a girl that is a little ditzy at times... especially when it comes to WordPress & PHP.

  4. peterx
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    My 1.5.0 to 1.5.1 worked exactly as advertised and I used the opportunity to rework my theme and code modifications. Last time I modified the default theme. This time I renamed my default theme to my own name so it would not be replaced during the update. It all seemed so easy that I could do it with my mouse tied behind my back.

  5. Yves
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi
    It took me longer to backup my files and database (and my blog is very small) than to run this upgrade.
    All went perfectly well since I knew I had to disable the Entity2NCR plugin thanks to the nice upgrade thread in the forums.

  6. szkirka-i
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have been having problems loging in with my admin can any one help me my e-mail is szkirka@gmail.com so send me a e-mail if you can help

  7. peterx
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    PS, if you can spell ditzy then you are over qualified to use PHP. I managed to teach PHP to a person who had problems answering the question "are you awake". Apparently transitioning from "eh" to the next word was too much for one day.

    With a little training, that person managed to rebuild a static HTML site in to a dynamic PHP/MySQL site in a few days. I never did find out what came after "eh".

    Installing WordPress and modifying a theme would have cut the training from three days to less than one day. I would have spent only one morning watching the lad attempt to understand the complex interaction between his hand, mouth, and coffee cup.

    One poster described problems installing WP and then revealed that his/her ISP uses ASP instead of Apache. Was there not a warning against that in the bible? I have used ASP very successfully but getting Web pages out of ASP still reminds me of the birth scene in the movie Alien.

  8. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Working just fine for this WP user.

  9. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    peterx - love your post !!

  10. Jack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Everything OK here, except for that message appearing on top of my page when I'm choosing to view categories. As with 1.2 and 1.5 I have to disable the 'for-each' statement (line 129 in template-functions-category) to get rid of it.

  11. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hmmm..... this thread and the other clearly show why I am no longer active here. In fact, I'm considering dumping WP again. I should not HAVE TO upgrade to 1.5.1. My 1.5 works just fine for me. OK, I understand that there's a security fix. Fine, release THAT and only THAT.

    aminox - Thank you for showing me the light. If the attitude it take it or leave it, I'll leave it. I've seen too many problems from people, who I KNOW are knowledgable with PHP and WP, and yet things still break. Can anyone say Pings/TrackBacks/RSS Feeds? All of which I use and my readers too. I refuse to give them up.

    So I've heard that "all I have to do" to get the RSS working again is to edit a post, and save it, then edit a comment and save it. What an assinine solution. I understand that it's free, but that's still no excuse for the crappy release that was supposed to be A) minor and B) a security fix. As someone who develops software for a living, I'm apalled that the fix wasn't an option, and that to get the fix, I have to upgrade, giving me a a bunch of bugs I don't want and some new functionality I don't want either.

    And when asked for what was changed, the posting was not only vague, but then followed up by a "well here's the change log" with nearly 200 items in it! And I'm expected to sort through all of that? Bull snot!

    peterx - eh.
    A lack of communication skill does not reflect "ditzy"-ness. My own communication skills leave something to desire and most of the time I respond "uh". Maybe that's what comes after "eh" I don't know. Point is - you don't know what this person is doing outside of the class, so don't be throwing stones.

    Bottom line is that I am frustrated with the "minor" releases breaking fundamental funtionality of the software, things seemingly "slipped in" (or out) and no one mentioning that it is happening, and security fixes that come in the form of alleged upgrades rather than simple patches. I still have yet to find somewhere that tells me WTF the security bug was and what the fix is. And "upgrade to 1.5.1" shouldn't be the answer.

    As Cartman would say "Screw you guys, I'm going home."

    Odds are, this will most likely be my last post here.

    Tg

  12. whooami
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    woohooo, someone else that agrees with me about releasing the security fix independently -- glad to see there are a few ppl here that dont march in lock step with one another.

    I also keep wondering when someone is going to write a post that explains how to <b>answer</b> a question correctly, rather than asking. But thats another thread, oh wait, that ones locked. hmph.

  13. kay9
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I agree, answering should be held to the same standards (clarity, depth of detail, courtesy) as asking. Makes sense to me. :-)

  14. I also keep wondering when someone is going to write a post that explains how to <b>answer</b> a question correctly.

    Etiquette: Answering questions in the forums

  15. notthatugly
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Shelley Powers has written a patch that can be applied if a full upgrade is impractical. That's the beauty of open source; even if the developers don't want to provide patches, there should always be other coders willing to plug the hole.

    It's thanks to Shelley's straightforward approach that I'm going ahead with the upgrade; she was one of the people asking the wordpress developers to be more upfront about what the problem was, so if she now says it's serious enough to warrant immediate fixing I'm more inclined to take that seriously than a vague dev blog post saying 'look! shiny new upgrade of wordpress! lots of new features! bugs squashed! new plugin hooks! grab it now! oh and by the way there's a security fix.'

  16. kay9
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    On my way there to check it out. Thank you SO MUCH for posting. :-)

  17. whooami
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yes, and I have to thank her as well, as she emailed me and let me know what the suspect file was --

    here is the irony -- there were TWO files I did NOT upgrade. One of them is the "security issue" file.

    Why didnt I change that one?.. I spose I figured it couldnt possibly be the culprit. If I had been made aware, I obviously would have swapped out that one for the new one.

    Proves my earlier point I think
    Security fixes need to be issued seperately. End of conversation. Anything else is negligent.

    The goal is to get the most critical needs out to your userbase, and two things accomplish that:

    1. Coming clean with the problem.
    2. Coming clean with the fix.

    So again, thank you Shelly!

  18. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    "Why didnt I change that one?.. I spose I figured it couldnt possibly be the culprit."

    .........

  19. whooami
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    podz, I am a user. A user of free software, sure, but that doesnt absolve anyone with more knowledge than me of responsibilty.

    Shelly and TG said everything in their posts far more eloquently than I can. You can continue to disagree, thats fine, I am happy knowing that that some amazingly intelligent people agree with my position.

    Thank you again!

  20. kay9
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ::::: looking for PayPal link on Shelley's site :::::

  21. brianbonner
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I followed the install directions. I turned off all plugins, I deleted a file then uploaded it, one by one, using core ftp. After I was all done I pointed IE to the upgrade.php and poof everything was working fine.

    I then went back and one by one activated my plug-ins. BA stats was a fatal error and I could no longer access the plug-ins in dashboard. So I deleted the program from plugins and all was wonderful again.

    Trackback and pingback worked for me under 1.5 and they still work under 1.5.1

  22. Estara
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have just updated from 1.5 to WP 1.5.1, following the advice on podz site on how to do a full backup first and get all your normal data down. Then I disabled my plugins, transferred the new files, leaving the content-folder alone, except for the classic and default themes. I did, however not use the 1.5.1 zip, but the files downloaded by hand which Matt has tagged 1.5.1 in the trac browser.

    I'm still running some plugins for 1.2 by the way: Drop Case and wp-grins the original come to mind.

    After doing the upgrade according to the instruction in the readme.html, and activating all the plugins again, the only changes I had to do was for some of the older plugins in some admin files (wp-grins, notably) and resaving my .htaccess Permalink structure (The themes and the fact that most plugins want to be called in those files are a godsend).

    Everything else worked perfectly out of the box. I am happy ^^

    *testimony of a satisfied customer*

  23. phpcoder
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Had to chmod 15 files onto 777, but other than that it's greater than WordPress 1.2!

  24. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    How about this. WordPress 1.5 worked perfectly. Loved it. Pretty sure I've said so. 1.5.1, I'm sorry, I can't say the same. Really wish I could.

    What I'm afraid you are ignoring is the standard marketing wisdom that for everyone who complains, 100 quietly go elsewhere.

    I "whined" in another thread, specifically that any security fixes need to be provided as separate patches. Instead of taking 200 untested changes, I'd rather wait for the next full upgrade, but I also don't want to leave security issues unpatched. Unfortunately, it looks like that's exactly what I'll be doing, since all I can find is a reference to fixing a security bug that has no links or further information. I've also tried to help other people here, shared solutions on those occasions when I figured them out myself and yes I have also committed the unpardonable sin of asking for help in a support forum. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

  25. dualravens
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Personally, I love wordpress, wouldn't give it up and hope my occasional questions aren't whining. I think this forum is amazing for those of us who have only enough smattering of skill to put a website together, but not enough to get into the coding.

    More than answering my questions, listening to the conversations here makes me aware of how to enhance what I have, teaches me how to address problems in the future, and even gets me more excited about having a WP blog. This is a great community and I commend the folks who give their time to help the rest of us.

    I love WP even with the occasional glitch because of this community. Unlike most other software (all of which as glitches), any issue seems to be immediately addressed by a bunch of creative, intelligent and BS-free people.

  26. sharonb
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am another pleased wordpress user - I am usually scared stiff of upgrades as if anything goes wrong i do not have enough knowledge to get myself out of a pickle - I back up and do the right thing and frankly that takes longer than the install -
    thanks to all who work on this as its most appreciated

  27. For those who have not yet seen the announcement, WordPress v1.5.1.1 has been released and should correct "all" of the bugs introduced by v1.5.1.

  28. 7milesdown
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    working fine here.

  29. Michael Bishop

    Posted 9 years ago #

    For those who have not yet seen the announcement, WordPress v1.5.1.1 has been released and should correct "all" of the bugs introduced by v1.5.1.

    Care to share a link, sunshine? It's not at the download site, nor mentioned in the dashboard news...

  30. clydejones
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I got my v1.5.1.1 from here:
    http://wordpress.org/download/

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