Just had a rather nasty experience trying to upgrade to WP 2.8 using
svn switch to move to the 2.8 tag – it resulted in the whole thing going pear shaped during the upgrade process and complaining about:
Fatal error: Class ‘WP_Widget’ not found in $wordpress/wp-includes/default-widgets.php on line 15
Turns out that the files in SVN don’t match what’s in the 2.8 tarball, and the 2.8 tag in SVN doesn’t work. The fix was to rsync the files from the tarball over SVN. Very very weird (and the first time I’ve had such problems!).
I’ve swapped to a new theme called Atahualpa which looks quite nice and has a lot of configuration settings to tweak, as well as being a variable width three column theme. As usual if you spot any problems please let me know!
An unfortunate clash between some old .htaccess rules for the WPG2 plugin and WordPress resulted in all subpages of this blog being unavailable for over a day!
It’s fixed now, but apologies for the inconvenience..
So WordPress 2.6 is now out, and so I’ve just done another painless WordPress upgrade, from 2.5 to 2.6.
As ever, please report any problems and if you can’t leave a comment email me at chris at the domain csamuel.org !
The ABC news is reporting that Olive Riley, born in 1899, has died in Broken Hill. She’s been having her reminiscences put up on her blog for a while now and I’m sorry that I’ve only heard about her because of this.
Her site is down now, but the ABC News has a video report of her exploits.
Well, I asked for feedback on putting adverts on the previously and got all positive responses, so I’ve now activated Google AdSense text-only adverts using the excellent no-adverts-for-friends WordPress plugin.
So, if you don’t like adverts, just leave an appropriate comment somewhere and you won’t see them. Either that or use Firefox and the great Adblock Plus plugin!
If for some reason you want to see adverts after leaving a comment I’m afraid you’ll need to go and delete any cookies for www.csamuel.org from your browser first.
Get it while it’s hot folks, the brand new shiny WordPress 2.5 is now up for people to grab!
Just upgraded here from RC2 to the release version – please let me know if you find anything that has broken.
OK, now running 2.5 RC2. You know the usual drill – please comment, blog with a trackback or email about problems!
Well I’ve just completed an amazingly painless upgrade to the first release candidate ofWordPress 2.5, the only thing that caught me out was an old functions.php file left over from a previous release that caused a PHP5 error about redefining a function!
There’s bound to be some hidden breakage that I’ve not yet spotted, so leave a comment (if you can) or drop me an email as chris (at-the-domain) csamuel.org with the details please.
Update: After a few days of playing around with it I’ve got to say I like it the new admin interface. I’m finding it much easier to navigate and compared to the other WP 2.3 sites I admin the dashboard seems a lot less cluttered and that ever-so-subjective word, “clean”.
The only niggle I’ve got so far is that now in the widgets view you can only see the one column of widgets at a time, so if you’re using a 3 column theme (as the current one here is) you can no longer move a widget directly from one column to another. But I can live with that.
Bookmarking this useful information from Russell for future reference. I’ve just installed the RSS Footer plugin as recommended by the post that Russell links to.