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Wordpress Upgrade again

Filed under: Site management by Hari
Posted on Tue, Jan 30, 2007 at 09:34 IST (last updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2008 @ 10:47 IST)

WordPress 2.1 has been released recently. I upgraded today and as always, it was a more or less a painless procedure. Merely overwrite your existing WordPress files with the new package and then run the wp-admin/upgrade.php script. It's as simple as that. Even if you use a few plugins you needn't be too worried. I guess most plugins that work in 2.0.x will work in 2.1.

Traditionally WordPress upgrades have never been radical. Most changes and enhancements to this extremely popular and stable blogging platform come in slow, incremental steps and this upgrade is no different. If you've been using the 2.0.x version, you'd not notice too many external changes. However, since there are more than 500 bug fixes, it would probably be a good thing to upgrade anyway. :)

4 comment(s)

  1. Not sure if it's a result of the upgrade or not, but whilst the XHTML is still valid, my little FF extension shows two warnings: Your calendar table doesn't have a "summary" attribute (line 119), and you have an empty "li" in your "about" bit (line 33)Just so you know! :smile:

    Comment by Dominic (visitor) on Tue, Jan 30, 2007 @ 16:12 IST #
  2. Both seem to be WordPress code generated problems. Not sure when the empty "li" problem cropped up. I never really noticed that.Also does a table require a "summary" attribute or is it optional? Not sure about this.

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Tue, Jan 30, 2007 @ 19:12 IST #
  3. I'm not sure, to be honest: I assume it doesn't need it, as the W3C validator doesn't flag it.But the FF extension that validates pages is based on the W3C's "Tidy" and it flags it up as a warning, so I assume it knows what it's talking about :smile:It's a lot more fussy than the online validator tool tho - I had to make some changes to my own site's PHP before I got a green blob instead of a warning triangle.

    Comment by Dominic (visitor) on Tue, Jan 30, 2007 @ 20:00 IST #
  4. Those fussy little validators. :razz:I think I know why the empty "li" gets generated. I will have to investigate the template code.

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Tue, Jan 30, 2007 @ 20:44 IST #

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