Upgrading to Wordpress 2.0

Keen to try out my own PlugIns in Wordpress 2.0 and swayed by this post I took the plunge and installed the nightly Wordpress 2.0 [20051219] build.

I manage the entire installation of my Wordpress blog in CVS; although I have several customisations to the core Wordpress code, I merged them seamlessly into the 2.0 code without problems. During the upgrade process I did get some warnings that the ‘wp_usermeta’ table didn’t exist – because I hadn’t run /wp-admin/upgrade.php yet which was no big deal. Apart from that the whole process was very straight-forward!

All the plugins I use appear to work perfectly: Weighted Words, iG:Syntax Hiliter, Spelling Checker & my own

My first opinions…

Although the new fancy rich-text editor looks great, I am still going to use the original code-version as I am so used to it and prefer writing my own xhtml. I am not so sure if I like the new admin colour scheme yet either, I have grown quite attached to the previous grey one.

I am extremely impressed that Wordpress has changed hugely ‘under-the-hood’ seemingly without breaking any of the existing interfaces and therefore plugins.

Version 2.0 boasts a lot of new features and the Trac Timeline is a hive of activity. I will probably keep running on the latest nightly build until the final release.

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