WordPress 2.1 is due to be released in the next few days. It’s the first major update in just over a year, and has lots of entertaining changes. I’ve been working on a test copy of Losing it, keeping up to date with the frequent updates to the code using SVN, and seeing just how well it’s going to work.
The main issue isn’t so much the core of WordPress itself as the numerous plugins I use to make the site do what I want it to. As with previous major releases, a Plugin Compatibility list is being maintained. In fact, I added a few entries to it myself, as I gradually added more plugins to my test site.
Unfortunately for me, two of the most important plugins I use have problems with WordPress 2.1:
- Ultimate Tag Warrior, which adds all the tags to my posts has a problem when comments are approved: all the tags attached to that post get deleted. Christine, the developer, knows about the issue, and I hope there will be a fix soon
- WPG2, which links WordPress with Gallery2 is a wee bit broken. The main plugin works, but the popup window which lets you pick images to insert into posts doesn’t pop up. A new release of the plugin for 2.1 is coming soon.
The only other problem for me is that WP-AddQuickTag doesn’t work, but that just means I have to edit a file instead of using a form. Moderately inconvenient, but not a big deal.
I did have a problem with smilies. In particular, with being able to click on smilies to insert them into posts. But I fixed that. Yes, me! All by myself! I still have no idea what I’m doing with PHP, but I found what I was looking for. It’s a moderately long story, so I’ll put it in a separate post.
I’ll continue testing WordPress 2.1, but I won’t be switching over until I’m sure everything works the way I need it to.
 If you know what that is, you’ll be nodding your head. If you don’t know what it is, you quite likely don’t want to.
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