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  • I was hoping that this new version will be better than the old ones, but its actually a lot worse.
    Many, many problems with it.
    Now i wonder why i upgraded my 2.0.5 which was great.
    It seems to be some sort of race of these new versions "improuved" or so they say. Now i can
    even introduce an image in a page.
    I`m disapointed.
    Maybe you should wait with new releases until you are absolutely sure about them.

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  • Hi,

    I wish to revert back to 2.0.7, from 2.1. Yes, I made the mistake (forgot) of not deactivating my plugins before the migration to WP 2.1. What does the database dump looks like? I have the following, wrdp1.gz et patrimoi_wrdp2_dur_20070123_624.sql.gz, backup made before migrating to 2.1.

    Thanks for your support.

    Otto42 I can figure it out and get it working. I was making a point that a lot of people won’t.

    Also, when you come to the first page on the wordpress site, it says “Download 2.1!!” It doesn’t say watch out this might break your blog, it doesn’t say, stay at 2.07 if you want for now, it just says the latest stable version is 2.1 and encourages people to download it.

    With so many upgrades to 2.0 recently, I know a lot of people who just upgraded to 2.1 thinking it was another necessary update for security as well as extra features.

    Sure it will all get smoothed out in the end, I just see a lot of people spending a lot of time fixing broken blogs after (apparently misguidedly) installing 2.1…

    “Everybody else: If you don’t understand PHP, if you don’t understand code, if you don’t understand how WordPress works: Do not Upgrade to 2.1 yet. Simple.”

    I don’t necessarily fully understand PHP, code or how WP works, but I upgraded to 2.1 with no problem and I love it.

    If your business relies on your website, you don’t just upgrade without testing it first. That is just asinine.

    robradcliffe — have to agree with you. Even if you go to the Upgrade page, there’s a warning about PHP versions, etc., and way down at the bottom there’s a link to plugins that work. But nothing about broken themes and no warning that you might end up with a mess.

    Hi Guys,

    Imagine, If you have done 10 to 20 sites using WordPress 2.0.7 or older version and you are forced to upgrade to 2.1 because there are security issues in 2.0.7…how do you manage to upgrade without breaking anything?

    Why can’t wordpress manage different stable versions and support all the stable versions that exist….We might not be interested in all the new features and might be happy with the old features but bugs or security fixes in the old version should be patched and the vertsion should be kept alive…

    Just like Apache/Php/Mysql…see how they do it…

    Regards,
    D

    …and you are forced to upgrade to 2.1 because there are security issues in 2.0.7…

    Huh? Why not upgrade to 2.0.8 instead? There’s no reason to go to 2.1 for “security issues”.

    http://wordpress.org/wordpress-2.0.8.zip

    All versions can be found here: http://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/

    Why can’t wordpress manage different stable versions and support all the stable versions that exist….We might not be interested in all the new features and might be happy with the old features but bugs or security fixes in the old version should be patched and the vertsion should be kept alive…

    They *do*. They *are*. This has been already stated a number of times.

    Like I said, the 2.0 line will continue to be supported and upgraded for a long time. You don’t have to go to 2.1 if you don’t want to do so.

    But nothing about broken themes and no warning that you might end up with a mess.

    Hmm…so any time you get a major upgrade of something you’ve used for a while, you *never* expect it to change how certain things work for a bit? Case in point, IE7. If you’ve designed your site’s layout for IE6, imagine how messed up it looks in IE7 right now.

    Would you have expected that? Hell yes. It’s a major upgrade, and IE finally listened to the vast majority of developers out there, and finally made it so that it functions better (not completely, ugh, but better) with web standards. To do this, they had to make some things in older versions *not* work anymore.

    It’s the same for *any* major upgrade. And with WP 2.1, I have to say, it seems to me the guys looked at many complaints, requests, issues and other things and implemented them in this new version. I was *happily* surprised the other day when I got to play with the new WYSIWYG editor – and it’s *nice* – it’s not a screwed up as the 2.0 versions. Many of the hacks I had to implement to get exactly what I wanted are now fully integrated into the system, and I don’t need them anymore.

    To expect a *major* upgrade to have some issues with older code is not a wise thing to think. Just like people who created sites to be perfect in IE6, and are now finding them completely messed up in IE7 – you have to take into account that many themes and plugins were made for an older version that has been *improved*, and some things may not work as they did before. You can bet your butt that the good ones are already working towards an upgrade for the new release so you can still have them.

    But again, you shouldn’t expect old stuff to work *exactly* how it did with seriously new stuff. You *should* expect a few surprises – which is why (as someone else said) you should try it out *before* you implement it on, say, a live site running your business. That way you can mess with things until they are how they should be. And so far, I haven’t had many issues at all. A couple of unexpected things, but they were quickly ironed out (and I didn’t get my panties in a wad about it, either).

    Also, there is a theme compatibility list:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Themes/Theme_Compatibility/2.1

    Hi,

    What is the expected lifetime for each version? eg. 2.0.8 This would help me anticipate the time after which an upgrade is a must…

    Cheers,
    D

    I second the motion, it appears that 2.1 sucks.

    See my thread here:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/105614?replies=4

    And up to now, this is still not yet resolved. I am suspecting that the .js of Ajax is the root of all these problems I’m encountering from version 2.0.7 to version 2.1

    It appears to me that the most stable version there is 2.0.5

    I am working now on that old bugaboo– “enable sending referers” — and because that problem persists even after trying most of the fixes, I find myself willing to do ANYTHING that would make that easier. Did changes in v2.1 make this issue less likely?

    It does seem to be ZoneAlarm, not the butler, that did it…

    Sorry not to have included my version in the last post.

    I took advantage of my hoster’s existing install of WP2.0.2 (Maybe 2.0.1?). That is, I did not install it myself. So the question of learning to install remotely and fix new problems looks like I have to either live with the time commitment, ot pick a different solution.

    I’m a teacher (5th grade) and I love having a blog… for me, for the kids to see what it’s “about”. We are in a rural area with few computers at home. But I don’t get paid for having a blog. I am taking time from teaching duties that are recognized by my bosses to do this so I think it’s on to another platform or technology like a wiki… something that I won’t have to work on so much.

    I do like learning how to do these things, but the students are suffering for the time lost and the tool they were using is broken, due probably to the wrong mixture of software on the client side.

    There’s no one to blame here. Just a new set of “bad fit for me–gotta switch.” events.

    hi guidedog, i didnt understand your post 🙁

    For some reason in WP 2.1 when you click the Manage button the link is:

    http://www.site.net/wp-admin/admin.php?page=edit.php

    instead of

    http://www.site.net/wp-admin/edit.php

    Therefore, I have to manually edit the address to get to the page on which I can edit previous posts. Anyone know how to change the link permanently or why this problem is occurring?

    Thanks.

    viharsheth – starting a real topic on that might be more useful.

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