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[resolved] is 1.5 worth it? (19 posts)

  1. icco
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    so im thinking about upgrading to 1.5, and im wondering if its worth it. since its still in the works, is it pretty bug heavy? also what kind of feature upgrades are there from 1.22. i know theres a new theme and that you can add admin menus now.

    tell me, whats so great about this new version, besides the fact that its new?

  2. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Theme support.
    Page support.
    Greater possibilities of plugin implementations.
    etc...

  3. maestro42
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i love the themes part!

    i haven't found one bug yet and ive been using it over a week!

  4. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    icco,
    Do a search for v.1.5 threads and you'll find lots of comments and feedback. Check out http://codex.wordpress.org for information as well.

    Version 1.5 will definitely be "worth it" but then again, for some, version 1.2.2 is perfectly fine and they may wish to stick with that version. There is no requirement to upgrade.

  5. icco
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    cool thanks for the feedback.

  6. skankybeans
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    How hard will it be to upgrade to 1.5 if we have 1.2? I mean, will there be a need for a lot of template modifications or will it work directly?

    Thanks

  7. icco
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i just downloaded the most recent nightly build, and it looks really simple, but im wondering, can 1.5 and 1.2.2 run off of the same database. id sorta like to be able to grab all of my old posts out of my old install which is in a different folder yet still be able to use that version while i get 1.5 to the way i want it. Is this ok, or will it hurt the db?

  8. icco
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  9. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    They can share the same database, but will require their own tables. You can use a copy of the wp-config.php and simply change the line:
    $table_prefix = 'wp_';
    to something different in the copy, such as:
    $table_prefix = 'wp15_';

    Same database, but two totally different sets of tables. The 1.5 tables will, of course, be empty.

  10. icco
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yai just decided to do a full upgrade, it running very smooth, and only one broken plugin, so im happy. thanks guys, great job :)

  11. gnukerman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Nothing better anywhere!

  12. mosco
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Definitely worth it, themes is a major improvement, loving it!
    Only bug is with the login, but it doesn't seem to affect everyone, it was also in 1.2 and it's easy to work around it.

  13. CarLBanks
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I was thinking 1.5 would be buggy but after upgrading I can't turn back now. It's simply awesome and the features like themes and new plugin abilities rock.

    I felt like going to MT with 1.2.2 but 1.5 has fixed that and I now have all the features I need.

  14. gnukerman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've never seen such an easy upgrade from anything!

    Been running WP prior to 1.2. Just upgraded one of my client sites that was using an older version (can't even remember what version it was) to 1.5 the other night.

    To be safe, I had him deactivate all plugins, I deleted, uploaded and upgraded and in a few seconds he was blogging away on his new 1.5 site. He is extremely happy and running the 2005-02-08-2230 nightlie code with no problems.

  15. zeroK
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I will probably at least try to convert my current weblog into a wp1.5 this weekend (test system), but I have one question: Are the database changes now complete or are there some other changes to the database schemata planned before 1.5 will be released?

  16. diretribe
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Oh go for it, backup your db & what have you got to lose?

    I first installed the "current" version, then switched about 5 mins later. Been using the new version for a month, no probs yet - and at least, if there are, you know the fix is coming along soon(ish).*

    * this comment is sponsored by Stella Artois.

  17. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    zeroK,
    I doubt that anyone will give you assurances that there may not be changes to the database before an official release.

  18. gnukerman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Go for it....Change is Everything!

  19. zeroK
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @NuclearMoose: Thanks, but I was not really asking for assurances but more or less just probabilities :-) But I think I will give it a try this weekend or so. But first I want to write some small extensions for my current weblog ;-)

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