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WP 2.0 RC1 Upgrade Feedback (27 posts)

  1. dss
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Installing WP 2.0 RC1 was exactly the same process as installing WP beta 2. There are no new incidents with the installation, nor with any theme or plugin (that I can see from an initial demonstration.)

    However, there are a number of issues:
    1. The import admin page has a database issue, can not connect because the headers have already been sent. Further, the width of this page looks like a centered 40% width, and something's definitely wrong.

    2. The upload option from the options menu has now been removed. Rather than having both methods as I had hoped, we now only have the dreary iPhoto style upload organization in the admin/write section. That's a pretty heavy bummer.

    3. There is a css issue in concert with page reloading. This effects several things which I can see immediately. The first is the highlight of activated or deactivated plugins. The page needs to be reloaded manually after the automatic reload executes in order to see the results reliably. This is also true for the Theme Switcher, and any other CSS related element associated with an automatic page reload.

    Cool things:

    a.) The css has been modified a little further in the admin section. All the links in the dashboard line up nicely, and the font is a little different. Looking better.

    b.) Themes now offer preview images. This will make selecting a theme a visual experience, and not a text based memory game. Nice touch!

    c.) The backup database plugin is lovely, and works very well.

    Overview:

    I still want an option to upload files and images apart from the post.php, and would also appreciate either the ability to browse other folders with the current system, or preferences to set for this system so that I don't have to have them foldered by month and year in the wp-content folder.
    also, I'd still like the old logo to come back, this new one is not warming on me in the least.
    I am excited for the Tiger Admin theme plugin to be updated for version 2.0, I miss its simplicity and beauty deeply.

  2. Agreed on the file uploads thing - the new method removes a lot of control from the user.

    The logo? Yes, I'm not keen on that. I rather prefer these alternatives.

    The admin interface has some good bits. Nice to be able to re-order the various boxes on the right and close the ones you rarely (or never) use. But I'm thought an earlier version allowed resizing - at the moment I have to scroll to see my full list of categories, which is a step backwards in usability.

  3. dss
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Something new I've noticed, a 4th issue not mentioned above.

    When testing comments I don't usually keep them up. Who needs to see me posting a bunch of "test" "testing?" No one. So i typically remove them.

    After removal, RC1 removes the comments link from the index page. Take a look at the index and see that following the category there is not evidence of the number of comments (of which there are currently 3.) It's simply blank.

    An issue for sure.

  4. sunburntkamel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    the built in version of akismet errors when i try to go to the options panel:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare ksd_config_page() (previously declared in c:\websites\archgfx474\archgfx.net\test\wp-content\plugins\akismet\akismet.php:14) in c:\websites\archgfx474\archgfx.net\test\wp-content\plugins\akismet\akismet.php on line 13

  5. Alan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    My "Plugins" page returns a few errors. I'm unable to activate the "WordPress Database Backup" utility. I'm using php5 and the error is in line 90 of /wp-admin/plugins.php with the message: "in_array() [function.in-array]: Wrong datatype for second argument."

  6. Ryan Boren
    WordPress Dev
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The import, Akismet, and plugin problems should be fixed in the SVN repository. Please write bugs for any remaining issues so that we don't lose track of them.

  7. sybex
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am unable to activate any of the default plugins in RC1. I am using php 5.0.4

  8. aBieker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I get this error when trying the upgrade:
    'Fatal error: Call to undefined function: glob() in /www/cgi/wordpress/wp-includes/cache.php on line 225'

    Not sure if this is a problem in the code or in my site (what does the function "glob" do?), but nonetheless I thought it might be useful for developers working on it.

  9. dss
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ryan, I don't have permission to create a ticket...

    guess it's time to stop hassling the forum and sign up for the bug trac so i could actually help in some way, hunh?

    will do.

  10. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    aBieker - I *think* it has to do with a rather antique version of php or mySQL or something. I remember I saw a post with some mention of this here a week or so back - try doing a search....

  11. Dalton
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I continue to have a problem with the wysiwyg editor deleting my posts. I saw it in both betas as well. Time to visit the bug track.

  12. pcdinh
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I failed to upgrade my WP 1.5 to version 2.0. The frontpage returns an empty page.

    http://www.phpvietnam.net/blog

    Any ideas?

    pcdinh

  13. bob58
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @pcdinh: Sorry, but did you run /wp-admin/wp-upgrade.php ?

  14. pcdinh
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, I have run that file. It advised me that all work done in 1 step so my blog should work. But unfortunately, it is not the case.

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

    Change your theme ?

  16. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    pcdinh,
    This isn't an upgrade - yet. I hope you didn't run it on a live blog. This version is still for testing...

  17. pcdinh
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is there anyway to turn back. Because I tried to upgrade my current blog.

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

    There is no way back to 1.5.2 unless you have a full database backup.

  19. bob58
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    as upgrade does changes to the database design, that won't work ... if you have a backup: restore it to your db and reinstall the old version.

    If you don't have a backup, there is only the way forward ... do you have any plugins installed ? If so, delete them (after backing up the files). Maybe it's "just" an incompatible plugin, causing the problem.

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

    Deactivate plugins.

    Change themes.

    Delete the new files and reupload - do NOT overwrite.

    Tell us what else you have tried / are trying

  21. twasnow
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    When I tried to install 2 RC1 everything went fine until I tried to login, what happens there is due to some weird thing with my web host it has the wrong paths ie click logon and it sends the request to http://www.ourtake.net/www.ourtake.net/v2/wp-login.php...
    instead of
    http://www.ourtake.net/v2/wp-login.php

    I had this problem in 1.5 but all I had to do was change the databse siteurl option, but this version seems to be ignoring it.

    any suggestions, I can't even figure out where it is geting the address form, or I would just manually change it.

    I should also mention that paths to the themes are incorrect as well as there is NO formatting on the main page or on the login page

    thanks

  22. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    pcdinh
    Look for the following line...
    //define('DISABLE_CACHE', true); in wp-settings.php and remove the two slashes so that it's no longer a comment.

    I had this issue on one my sites because the DB version is reporting as nothing/blank for some reason. I'm guessing it's in the cache somewhere, but haven't had the time to dig yet.

  23. twasnow
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    like a charm pcdinh, like a charm. now I just finished copying over all of the posts and all of then users to the new database. And you know what, I didn't realize until AFTER that there was an upgrade utility GRRRRR

    so for everyone else out there that doesn't look for such things if you are upgrading, go to wp-admin/UPGRADE.PHP if I am wrong about this, because I am not going to check it. someone please correct me.

  24. aBieker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    So in regard to my post above I have a couple of questions.

    Firstly, can I create a second instance of wordpress off of ONE database? That is, can I have Strayhorn running in one folder and create a separate folder for 2.0 (say, 'wp' and 'wordpress') and have them both run off the same database for testing purposes, or do they need a dedicated instance of the php database for each?

    Also,
    I'm running phpMyAdmin 2.5.0 and MySQL 4.0.13 - are these too old? Do i need to upgrade one, the other, or both (I'm aware there are newer versions of each available, but I'm usure exactly how old these are). Also, how do I go about upgrading them if need be? Sorry for my n00b-ness, but I really don't know how all this stuff works very well and I'm currently getting an error if I try to upgrade WordPress to 2.0 (see my post above).

    Thanks. Any advice and information is greatly appreciated.

  25. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    > Firstly, can I create a second instance of wordpress off of ONE database?

    Technically yes. You just choose a different table prefix for each instance.

    > and have them both run off the same database for testing purposes,

    No. The schema of 1.5.2 is different from 2.0. The will not run of the same set of tables.

    > or do they need a dedicated instance of the php database
    MySQL Database actually.

    > Ask your webhosting provider if you are on shared hosting platform.

  26. aBieker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanks for the help, angsuman....

    Anyone know about the MySQL and phpMyAdmin versions I'm running... is that the source of my "glob()" error?

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