You know what I did this weekend? I updated 116 blogs to either WP version 2.6.1 or the latest version 2.6.2. That was a huge task!
Luckily I was able to do half of them using my C-panel Fantastico section – those were the blogs that were only updated to 2.6.1 and the rest I updated by using the WordPress Automatic Update plugin. I used the plugin for the first time … otherwise my updates would have all been manual updates. Ugh … that would have taken even longer.
Unfortunately I’ve discovered a small problem or two. The blogs that I updated using the Automatic update plugin won’t go into the new Turbo mode using Google Gears. After reading the WordPress.org forums it seems that the update plugin doesn’t update all of the files so I might have a few missing. So it looks like I’ll have to manually update anyway.
I also discovered that one of the blogs that I used the autoupdate plugin on has a widget problem. The site looks fine from the front end, but when I try to edit the widgets in the right column I can only see a few of the widgets. There’s an error message that I’m missing one of the files that one of the codes i have in a text widget calls for (the file is not missing BTW – it’s where it should be). I can’t see any of the widgets below the one that WP thinks has an error in it.
So I don’t know if that’s an error caused by using the Automatic Upgrade Plugin – if it is, it will soon be corrected when I manually update the iste, or if it’s a problem with either the theme that I’m using and or WP 2.6.2 itself.
I hope that I can fix the problem with a manual update of the WP files. Otherwise I’m going to have to go searching to see if anyone else has this problem and try to track down a way to fix it. Or wait until WP updates again so I can see if this problem goes away. Big drag not being able to edit the content of you widgets! Grrrr
Oh I also discovered that when creating a post in WP 2.6.2 that if you accidentally forget to give your post a title there’s no going back! You used to be able to edit the post slug. The only time I ever did that was on the rare occasion that I posted without a title. I’d just go back, remove the slug and save the post after giving it a title and the post slug would contain the post title as it should. It seems that there’s no post slug area in the new WP. So the post I made a mistake on now has a numerical url. Yuck … not good SEO.
Exciting weekend huh? Now it’s time for me to go and eat dinner. I made homemade spaghetti sauce so we’re having a delicious spaghetti dinner. We’ll watch House while we eat … can’t wait to see the premiere!