There has been quite a lot of talk on forums and in blogs about 2.5 and for those of you who are not on WordPress it must be getting a bit boring – and people can we move on please! – This, I promise will be my last post on it. Two of two.
So I upgraded last night and this is the first post completely using the new format.
And this view of the screenshot is the first image I’ve uploaded using the new interface which I might say is bloody marvellous with options to do captions and descriptions and to align it in the centre if you wish! (although my theme means that I have to centre manually)
As you can see I’m quite taken with 2.5. As are others.
Apart from the image and gallery functions (untested yet), I like the new layout. I like the webstats on the dashboard, I like the automatic upgrade of the plugins – man that saves some time – I’m lukewarm about the widgets interface – now you have to choose which sidebar you’re looking at – I quite liked having all the sidebars displayed – but apart from that I’m really happy.
Of course there are some who aren’t enjoying the new interface but you can’t please everyone I guess.
To those who say – don’t fix what ain’t broke – I say bah humbug! How boring would life be if we stood still. But then I’m a girl who likes change (as my many theme changes will attest).
But do your homework. Maybe you’d like to wait a little longer. Make sure all the bugs are discovered. Fair enough. You don’t have to upgrade.
If you do want to – the instructions on WordPress worked really well for me.
Here’s what I did:
- Downloaded the new files and extracted them into a folder I could find again.
- Disabled plugins
- Deleted my wp-includes folder in my FTP program (I use Smart FTP). This took a little while.
- Uploaded the new wp-includes folder. Again this took some time.
- Deleted my wp-admin folder.
- Uploaded the new wp-admin folder
- Copied across and overwrote all the files in the root WordPress directory making sure my wp-config file was not overwritten.
- Copied across and overwrote the index.php file in wp-content
- Opened a browser and went to wp-admin/install.php and followed the prompts
- Went to the plug-in section and activated the plug-ins updating as I went
Piece of the preverbial.
And if the Automatic Upgrade Plug-in works for you – even easier.
Update: More opinions (including mine… again)
Okay enough Geek Speak… normal blogging will resume shortly…
But before I go – and if you’re still reading – you’ll appreciate this little gem.