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:
â€¢ Dunstan's time of day
â€¢ Extended Live Archives
â€¢ Bad Behavior
â€¢ Brian's Latest Comments
â€¢ Bunny's Technorati Tags
â€¢ Code Viewer
â€¢ Custom Posts Per Page
â€¢ Flash Filter Plus
â€¢ Get Recent Comments
â€¢ Kitten's Spaminator
â€¢ Referrer Bouncer
â€¢ Recent Posts
â€¢ Recently Commented Posts
â€¢ Subscribe To Comments
â€¢ Super Archive
â€¢ Theme Switcher
â€¢ Weighted List
â€¢ WP-Contact Form
â€¢ Live Preview: Admin Panel, Comments
Hats off for the new additions and the refinement on the back end. Very nice. Thank you.
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.
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.