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not liking 3.0.1 (7 posts)

  1. beirut
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    anyone else feel this way? i had a theme, on 3.0.1 it does not work at all! so i resorted to my older theme but my iframes do not work...i'm sorry i updated, life was fine before i did that.

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Nope.... I bet most people don't agree. 3.0.1 is the latest and greatest, and it's fantastic. Most themes work with 3.0.1, yours must have some problems. Crappy or outdated code.

    The internet is not a stagnant place, you gotta learn to adapt

  3. mmwebmarketer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have been installing new WordPress sites for clients over the past few weeks since the upgrade to Version3.0.1 and the problems have been unbelievable.

    Many of the plugins don't work, including the TinyMce WYSIWYG editor (some functions), All In One SEO, Page Link Manager and others. It seems that WordPress has been updated beyond the ability for many of these plugin developers to keep up.

    Stating that the Internet is not a stagnant place, and you gotta learn to adapt is not really an effective approach to resolving this. It seems a little bit elitist.

    The Dashboard says "Please Update Now" which for average users is more than just an invitation to try something new. I think warnings should be placed along side the notice. This new version is a disaster.

  4. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Many of the plugins don't work, including the TinyMce WYSIWYG editor (some functions), All In One SEO.

    Actually, the Visual Editor is powered by TinyMCE, so there's really no need for that plugin, and 53 out of 65 uses and the developer claim that All in One SEO 1.6.12.1 is compatible with WP 3.0.1. You should probably upgrade the plugin if you haven't already.

  5. mmwebmarketer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the response.

    I realize that the basic Visual Editor is powered by TinyMCE. The plugin adds many additional functions that make formatting pages a lot simpler. I personally can write code but my clients can't and this upgrade is really helpful for less experienced CMS users. Since I am not simply building blogs but developing fully functional CMS websites for my clients, I need tools that can be depended on.

    The All in One SEO version that isn't compatible for my client is 1.2.12.1 and I tried contacting the developer but they don't offer support for the free version which I give all my clients.

    53 out of 65 is only is only 81% which means that 19% say it doesn't. Not good enough for the level of quality control required in any other industry.

    Open Source is supposed to be an alternative to the companies like Microsoft who happily unleash bad products into the market before they are ready and then sell an upgrade a few months later to fix all the bugs.

    I would like to know what is making the difference - development experience, the hosting service, other plugin compatibility issues?

    I reiterate there should be a warning included with the request to upgrade to WordPress Version 3.0.1 that upgrading may cause plugins to fail and sites to crash.

  6. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There is a warning, it's in the upgrade docs that are linked to from the upgrade screen, amongst where it tells you to take backups. You know, the bit that hardly anyone reads and even fewer people bother to do?

  7. 53 out of 65 is only is only 81% which means that 19% say it doesn't. Not good enough for the level of quality control required in any other industry.

    I'm sorry ... I have to laugh here. 19% failure rate is actually pretty average. Here are some numbers from a SquareTrade study on cellphones for an example. The iPhone has an 11% failure rate. The BlackBerry has 14% and the Treo is the worst at 21%. You really wanna pee yourself? Look up the failure rates for space shuttle components and compare them to your car. :)

    Given we're talking about software that can run on a myriad of different servers, all of which are set up differently, all of which have different hardware/software running, 19% is phenomenal. It's even more amazing when you realize what a small percentage of users are testing the betas and working out the kinks.

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