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[closed] 2.0 Very Soon!! (49 posts)

  1. Michael Bishop

    Posted 9 years ago #

    The cat's out of the bag that 2.0 stable will be available Wednesday or Thursday, so this thread is meant as a preparation for the release. The single biggest problem when upgrading is if something goes wrong, which invariably does, as all servers are not built the same, the user failed to backup. So we are encouraging all WP users, especially those who will want to install the new version as soon as it is out, to back up all files before the release. This means not just your WP directory, but your database as well. The database contains all of your posts, comments, pages, etc, and if anything goes wrong, and know that major changes to the database occur in 2.0, you could loose all this data. This can not be stressed enough.
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    Upgrading_WordPress

    Also note before upgrading, that major changes to the way users/authors/etc are handled. So if your blog has multiple authors, you may want to completely familiarize yourself with those changes before making the switch.
    This includes ANY plugin that relies on user level. It would be highly advised to deactivate those plugins before the switch.
    Just a final note, though the team of developers do a fantastic job of smashing bugs, working out kinks, etc, things can go wrong. There will be very detailed instructions posted with the announcement, and sometimes, even following them a glitch can occur. There will be volunteers here to assist, so be patient, provide all relevant information, and trust they will do their best to get your blog back up and running.
    I'm sure more will be added, but please, there's is no exact time of release, so don't ask.

  2. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It's ready when it's ready, in other words. Excitement is certainly permissible, but pushing for a definite date/time isn't - because we don't know either!

  3. Marc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    And may I add, be sure to disable ALL plugins prior to upgrading. This is more important with this new ver because of all the new hooks 2.0 has.

    In my case I will wait a few days before making the switch. That way I can see others plugin errors, upgrade problems etc, etc.

    Enjoy

  4. mylagoon
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Let me just say this; I'm Excited! I love bleeding edge technology. Eagerly awaiting Wednesday or Thursday. Although I'll admit I would have waited longer, seems a suspiciously short amount of time to go a stable release.

  5. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Good point Marc, thanks!

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    For the new Roles vs. User Levels see this article in the Codex: Roles_and_Capabilities

  7. haasim
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Perhaps this should be a sticky, renamed to "Get Ready For 2.0!" so people know that they actually have to prepare fot this upgrade, which is more significant than usual updates.

  8. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It is a sticky, in the Installation forum. Stickies aren't sticky on the list of latest posts unfortunately....

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

    @Marc - "In my case I will wait a few days"

    Days ? Months here ..

  10. c0y0te
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If it's that close to being released, does that mean there is a release list of new functionality which you can post at this stage so that we know what to expect?

    c0y0te

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

    Look at the link macmanx posted - that's got most of it.
    To see a lot of it in action, head here:
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/TestTrack/index.php

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

  13. Marc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    podz - "Days ? Months here .."

    It may be a month at least here also. I noted in asymptomatic's thread on plugins that have been tested, or failed, ColdForge's headline image plugin and RunPHP are missing.

    They may or may not work and I'm not sure I can live without either one. So it's wait and see.

  14. slipperystar
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I went to the test site - where do you adjust the plugins? Didn't see that.

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

    At TestTrack that is limited access - just really so people can see the Write interface. I'd rather not have full public access for a blog on my domain :)

  16. chanzero
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i'm really looking forward to 2.0 also, but i didn't see coffee2code's plugins listed as working either and i really depend on those.

  17. Bhooshan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    As always, I will wait for some time before I am assured that WP ver 2.0 does not affect my site structure in any sort of way :-)

  18. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    need to update my plugin to make it compatible with 2.0 again =( tedious job!

  19. gutielua
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    wow, this gone a be a rock!!

  20. joelwalsh
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    does this address any security concerns in the older version? Will we be putting ourselves in any danger practically if we don't upgrade relatively soon?

    Also, I thought there was going to be a 1.6?

  21. joelwalsh
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Also, how much longer can we keep releasing themes meant for 1.5? Or will this not necessitate any revamping of themes?

  22. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    "Normal" themes are supposed to work with 2.0.
    There is no word about the necessity to upgrade for security reasons.
    The changes are too many - that's the reason for the jump from 1.5.2 to 2.0. I guess :)

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

    1.6 = 2.0

    (In a maths sense, I cannot prove that but then I gave up at calculus. In a WP sense, it's just one of those things we have to accept. Like water being wet)

    :)

  24. ringmaster
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    FYI:
    ColdForged's Image Headlines works just fine on my 2.0 site.

    I don't use RunPHP, but I hear it's not friendly with 2.0 for some reason. A pending-release 3.0 version of my EzStatic plugin will enable exactly the same thing and support WP 2.0 Roles. It also does some other neat things that those two plugins don't do.

  25. Marc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks ringmaster that's good to know. I had tried EZStatic at one point and couldn't get it to work correctly for some season.

    I'll play with it more on my home box before going to 2.0

  26. ringmaster
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The new 2.0-specific version of EzStatic will be released "real soon now".

  27. JeffServaas
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    can someone tell me how long it typically takes for Fantastico to integrate the new WordPress version?

  28. dbasulto
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    what's fantastico?!

  29. mylagoon
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    An automated installation utility for different blog software, CMS, etc.. that runs in cPanel.

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