Alright, it’s time to get really technical again. With the release of WordPress 2.0 just around the corner (finally) and Ringmaster wrote about something that I completely overlooked with all the bug hunting on the beta and release canditate versions of WordPress so far. The WordPress plugins.
Because WordPress has enough minor and major overhauls to actually jump it from Version 1.5 to 2.0, it’s going to be expected that some of the plugins that formerly worked with version 1.5 might not work anymore and break with Version 2.0.
So what I am going to say now is very very important especially to those of you who machine gunned your blogs with plugins like me. So listen carefully.
- Go here and check for the latest versions of your plugins that are compatible with WordPress 2.0
- Update your plugins and deactivate the ones that do not work.
- Backup your database.
- In the case of any database errors that come out after upgrading, deactivate all your plugins.
- Activate them one by one until you find the plugin that gives you the error.
- Write to the creator of the plugin that their plugin it incompatible with WordPress 2.0.
- Wait and see if anything is done, find a substitute or see if any WordPress developers are free to help you tweak the plugin (and the best place for it to to hang out at the #wordpress channel at irc.freenode.net. It worked for me).
Basically there shouldn’t be any problems aside from the plugins when it comes to upgrading to WordPress 2.0. Most of it can be solved with some simple common sense and the fact you’re not panicking.
But Ringmaster is right though, when in doubt or if you don’t know how to go about it, do not upgrade because there are people that can do it for you. In this case…I’m one of them. If you do have any problems or questions, I’m here for it. Even if I don’t know…I can direct you to people who do know, so in any case, you’re in good hands.
So that’s about that. Have fun cause come this week, it’s (WordPress) all going to change.