I tell ya, I love WordPress, ever since I switched from Blogger to self hosted WordPress I have been like a kid in a candy store with all the plugins, ability to make a business website with WordPress and just so many other fantastic features. Well this was until I upgraded to WordPress 2.8. As a person who is married to a computer pro, I should know better than to upgrade until something has been out long enough for all those other programs to catch up. For instance, not all programs are compatible with Vista, why? Well because Microsoft rushed, got it out and now wants to push it down our throats yet we can’t be guaranteed that our programs will be compatible with it? I mean really?!
Okay, Okay, you have me, WordPress talk and Microsoft Operating Systems, not really comparable, but the point is if something is NEW do not try it until it has been out a long time or if you have a way to test it on something that is not as important. For me, I should have copied all my files from my current domain name and transferred to another domain to “test” out WP 2.8 prior to upgrading – why did I not do this?
I was in a hurry, I was sick of seeing that “you need to upgrade” notice across my screen. I am an organizational addict, which means if something is pulling an update notification every time I login, or my email has more than a couple unread messages – I am going to organize. I guess you can call me OCD in some ways but it’s who I am, I enjoy being organized and up to date.
Now that I have my upgrade completed I have spent more time than I had to spare deactivating plugins and reactivating them to figure out WHY my whole WordPress dashboard wasn’t working. I could no longer upload images, preview my blog posts, nothing. It was like writing blind and basic. No more additions to make my blog posts look “cute” or “professional”, just plain ol’ text and maybe an image if I wanted to literally write in the HTML code to get the image just right – which I am capable of doing, but really had no interest in doing.
Finally I figured out there were a few plugins conflicting with WordPress 2.8 – now do not ask me which ones as I removed 3-4 and then left them removed .. I may take the time this weekend after we see Thomas to test which ones were creating the conflict, but for now I will just leave them be and mind my P’s and Q’s before I say something else and it all goes down! LOL
Overall I am very happy with my self hosted WordPress account, lots of features and so many cool SEO plugins.
So did you upgrade? Do you have any venting about WP you would like to add?