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Preparing for 2.3

Posted September 22, 2007 by Matt Mullenweg. Filed under Meta.

In just a few short days WordPress 2.3 will be coming out with tons of new features that (hopefully) will make you want to upgrade right away. Well while you have a bit of time over this lovely weekend, here are some things you can do to help yourself prepare for the big upgrade on Monday:

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    Ja nu är WordPress 2.3 snart här! Enligt wordpress.com så kommer version 2.3 innehålla massor av nyheter, bland annat kommer nya wordpress att automatiskt kolla efter pluginuppgraderingar.
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  2. 关于Wordpress 2.3的一些官方声明

    原文在这里。我觉得比较重要的有这些:
    提前备份:)。这里有一些官方提供的方法。
    检查插件的兼容性(我在更新RC的时候便发现Google Sitemaps这个插件的问题),这里有一份兼容列表。
    阅读文档…

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  4. Getting Your Blog Ready for WordPress 2.3

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  5. Upgrade in a few days.

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  6. upgrading again?

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