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3.1 Worst WP update

  • I have 4 different WP Websites. And ALL have different issues with 3.1…
    From plugins issues to login issues… I just want to say WP 3.1 SUCKS. I don’t care if I get banned from this forum, I just wanna say, I trusted WP and failed me in so many ways in the past 3 or 4 days…

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  • The biggest problem I have with WP3.1 so far is the front end admin menu bar. It has totally messed up my theme.

    Why would WordPress programmers add a utility that makes site wide theme changes without giving the site admin the opportunity of switching it off.

    I hate the idea of adding a different plugin for each issue that arise from a WP update. every time a new plugin is added more processing power is being used up.

    Just give us the global switch to handle these new features (please!!).

    I don’t know if it’s the worst update of WordPress, but what I do know is that it has given me more problems than the rest. Some of my plugins had to be removed. Now . . . most of the plugins available for uploading haven’t been tested on the WP3.1 version. Because of the problems I’ve been having with the plugins I had prior to the update, I will not install another plugin that has not been tested on the new version. Didn’t these plugin gurus take time to test their coding and revise it before the WP3.1 was launched? It should be a rule that before you give us a new version of WP, those plugins should be tested!!!!!!!

    WordPress was my choice of applications because it was the easiest to use since all host providers do not give support for these types of applications. Now that I’m having trouble with 3.1, I’m beginning to think that WordPress is complicating things by adding additional features that most of us cannot understand.

    Personally, I am not a technician. I know very little about coding and depend on simplicity to keep my websites up. We, the little people, are not knowledgeable enough to keep up with all the bells and whistles you’re trying to give us. Leave all that stuff for the professional coders. Please…….!! Example, what’s with bar that was added (I’ll call it the edit bar)? That wasn’t necessary!! KISS it, “folks!”

    acmparker723
    Member

    @acmparker723

    I completely agree with all of you! I updated last night, only to check on my site and see a large margin at the top of the site above the <body>. I was mystified and extremely worried, as it is my business for my website to look good, and it was totally f*$%ed up by that margin.

    Having spent the last 4 hours searching for answers, and thinking it was something I had done in my code (which validates perfectly), I stumbled upon this post and now understand the reason for the nightmare that appears to be the “admin bar”. The most confusing part is that there is no admin bar on my page! Its just a blank space that looks like sh*t.

    I just wish there was some way to turn it off, as I understand that for some this feature is nice, but for me I don’t need it nor do I want to see that piece of sh*t stuck to the top of my page.

    Please pardon my animosity

    Tara
    Volunteer Moderator

    @t-p

    hello fellows, please review this 3.1 sticky, it addresses many issues: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/troubleshooting-wordpress-31-master-list?replies=9

    acmparker723
    Member

    @acmparker723

    And I just figured out how to remove it, so again, pardon my animosity.

    Samuel Wood (Otto)
    WordPress.org Tech Dude

    @otto42

    The most confusing part is that there is no admin bar on my page! Its just a blank space that looks like sh*t.

    Your theme is missing the call to wp_footer() in the footer.php file. Fix your theme and the admin bar would appear properly.

    acmparker723,

    Will you tell us how you fixed your problem for other’s to benefit from your experience?

    I fixed my problem by removing the WordPress PDF (plugin). The problem that it fixed was that when I was editing a page, the Visual Tab would come up blank; the HTML Tab did show the the code but after I flipped from one tab to the other, BOTH tabs showed code and no images. Removing that plugin fixed the problem.

    I’m thinking that space and menu bar that you’re talking about went away when you logged off?

    i have to vote for this topic… no documentation whatsoever about the major changes in the “network” structure… most of the Buddypress addons are incompatible, create bugs ,etc… and that’s without talking about all the plugins that were not updated in the last 2 months…

    nederkoorn
    Member

    @nederkoorn

    No you sould be happy with this new feater… its free!
    You can disable it whit this plugin: Disable Admin Bar

    123milliseconds
    Member

    @123milliseconds

    >>Didn’t these plugin gurus take time to test their coding and revise it before the WP3.1 was launched? It should be a rule that before you give us a new version of WP, those plugins should be tested!!!!!!!

    There are 13,415 plugins

    Maybe several hundred on those authors are dead since some plugins are old

    YOu cannot expect ALL plugin authors to update all plugins with ALL new releases.

    Fortunately you are clever about this, ONLY install plugins marked as tested on 3.1 … ALL people can do that, and if they do; no one will have such problems

    123milliseconds
    Member

    @123milliseconds

    >>most of the Buddypress addons are incompatible, create bugs ,etc..

    thats not WPs fault, that buddy…

    Plugins must be compatible with WP, NOT WP must change to be compat. with all plugins

    If all plugins follow all rules, there will NEVER be a incompat. plugin.

    Samuel B
    Participant

    @samboll

    wonder how many of you folks participated in the months of beta testing?

    kimharding
    Participant

    @kimharding

    You mean this isn’t beta testing? It certainly feels like it!! How can I turn anything off when I can access any of the dashboard functions?

    Samuel B
    Participant

    @samboll

    I have updated from day one and I have not had any problems and I have buddypress running on my website along with other buddypress plugins and quite few of other plugins

    My experience with wordpress has positive so far

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