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  • Anyone confident enough in the recent nightlies to suggest upgrading to them? How seamless would it be? What’re the biggest advantages?

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    I’ve never had any big issues upgrading.
    My hassle is once I am upgraded, then putting back all the changes I have made to files such as quicktags, the comments code etc. It’s not a huge hassle, but it means I only really do it every 10 days or so.
    I’ve still got a very small problem related to the 15th nightly, but I can live with it as it is cosmetic, not functional.
    The Law of Sod though says that when I next upgrade, I’ll find that 1.2 is released just after ……

    hence the need for plugins in place of hacks.
    hopefully it will iradicate the rework after every nightly upgrade. 🙂

    Unless u have hacks all over the place…. it’s simple enough. I do it fairly often… cause i just can’t wait for version 1.2! haha

    I’m using 1.0.1 and I see that SourceForge has 1.0.2, but there are no release notes. Can anyone tell me what the differences are and if it is worth updating?

    What does the upgrade script actually do? I ‘upgraded’ from Nightly 15042004 to 19042004 without using the upgrade script and no problems at all (so far I see).

    Moderator Matt Mullenweg



    The upgrade script keeps your database up to date with whatever changes might have been made. It can’t hurt anything, so it’s safe to run it whenever you upgrade.

    No answer?

    Heh, heh. No because 1.2a is, dare I say, just days away from release (and as far as I am concerned runs well enough now).

    I keep seeing 1.2 mentioned, but I only see 1.0.2. Are these the same, just people calling them differently?
    I just changed to 1.0.2. When I did, I also changed the subdomain to blog (was weblog).
    Actually, I created the new subdomain and uploaded all files there. Then I edited the config file. Then did the upgrade.php thing. Then redid the index.php to add my template (along with neccessary files like css and images, etc.)
    Then, rather than totally delete the weblog subdomain and change all my links both on my sites and worry about links at other places, such as yahoo group messages, etc, I did the folowing.
    In the weblog subdomain, I deleted everything and added an .htaccess file with the following line:
    Redirect /
    That way, all calls to the old weblog subdomain (/) get redirected to the new http url (blog…)
    This could be done for changing folders also for people who have their blogs in a folder and want to change the folder name.
    I hope this helps someone else.

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    1.2 is the very latest, and can be downloaded from

    Ok, so I replace all files, modify the configure file and run the upgrade script, after backing up the database 🙂
    Then I can replace the index and css files with the old ones. Correct?

    Ok, I lost a mod. One of the files ads laquot and raquot to the previous and next month links in the calendar. What file was that in? I need to delete those quotes.

    Well, a simple text search for “get_calendar” suggests it is in template_functions_general

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