Upgrading to Wordpress 2.1

Upgrading to WordPress 2.1

I’m currently upgrading this blog to the latest version of WordPress 2.1 (codename Ella). Just check out the really nice feature updates:


* Autosave makes sure you never lose a post again.
* Our new tabbed editor allows you to switch between WYSIWYG and code editing instantly while writing a post.
* The lossless XML import and export makes it easy for you to move your content between WordPress blogs.
* Our completely redone visual editor also now includes spell checking.
* New search engine privacy option allows you take you to indicate your blog shouldn’t ping or be indexed by search engines like Google.
* You can set any “page” to be the front page of your site, and put the latest posts somewhere else, making it much easier to use WordPress as a content management system.
* Much more efficient database code, faster than previous versions. Domas Mituzas from MySQL went over all our queries with a fine-toothed comb.
* Links in your blogroll now support sub-categories and you can add categories on the fly.
* Redesigned login screen from the Shuttle project.
* More AJAX to make custom fields, moderation, deletions, and more all faster. My favorite is the comments page, which new lets you approve or unapprove things instantly.
* Pages can now be drafts, or private.
* Our admin has been refreshed to load faster and be more visually consistent.
* The dashboard now instantly and brings RSS feeds asynchronously in the background.
* Comment feeds now include all the comments, not just the last 10.
* Better internationalization and support for right-to-left languages.
* The upload manager lets you easily manage all your uploads pictures, video, and audio.
* A new version of the Akismet plugin is bundled.

You might get error messages while I’m doing this. Should only take a few minutes while I’m uploading the files.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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10 Responses

  1. Ang-ang says:

    Sounds nice but I am satisfied at the free blog courtesy of blogger.

  2. J says:

    it sounds like upgrading needs a lot of work. especially with plug-ins…

  3. noemi says:

    Yuga, please give us some of your tips on upgrading especially plugins. Maybe you have tips that are more useful to us.

  4. Lloyd says:

    Upgrading didn’t go well on my blog. It messed up my DB pretty bad. I’m now restoring it from a backup I made earlier.

  5. To me it sounds like a lot like WordPress MU. I’ve seen most of the features mentioned above in it.

  6. jhay says:

    Hmmm…I’d be looking forward to hear how 2.1 is like as you use it Sir Abe. I’m going to wait for a week or two before making the upgrade, some plugins I use are still incompatible with the new version.

    Plus, bug reports would be watched out for. I guess one could sit it out until 2.1.1 ;)

  7. vance says:

    I like the new stuff they added for this version.

    One thing though some WP 2.0 themes might not work properly with wp 2.1. I think this is due to the new structure of wp. may fix naman eh on how to migrate wp 2.0 themes to wp 2.1. which took me 4 hours to figure out haha.. marami rin pala nagkaproblema…

  8. J says:

    i guess i’ll skip the upgrade then… or at least wait until plugins gets upgraded… after all, if it aint broke, why fix it? :D

  9. vance says:

    well it is broken, kung 2.0.5 pa gamit mo… yung themes ata na file has a security bug that can cause your blog to be hacked which was posted on blogherald a few weeks ago…

    one thing surprised was the release of 2.0.7 after a few days of 2.0.6 then after a few days 2.1 na hehe.

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