Upgrade to WordPress 2.5

WordPress released the latest version 2.5 for two weeks now. So I decided to give it try, after skipping 1 or 2 upgrades in the past few months. The upgrade process was simple as usual.

  • Deactivate all the plugins
  • Backup the database
  • Download the latest codebase, unzip and transfer to the server
  • Run the upgrade.php
  • Activate back the plugins

There are something I like / dislike / puzzle about this version:

  • The plugin upgrade is now almost painless, very useful
  • Not all plugins can work with this version, however
  • The new administrator dashboard is fresh-looking, but need sometime to get used to. For example, I don’t like the categories section in New Post screen is now underneath the text box, but not on the right hand side
  • Somehow, two files were mixed up – plugins.php and post-new.php. Click the plugins function links to the New Post page and vise versa (!). I have to re-download the files, not sure what went wrong
  • The new engine is super slow !!

Author: Michael Yung

Michael possessed over 30 years of experience in Information Technology with focuses on complex application development, database technologies and IT strategy. He also spent the last 20 years in Internet technology, eCommerce development / operations, web usability, computer security and Public Key Infrastructure technologies.

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