My WordPress 2.3 Upgrade Experience

I’m writing this post within the new fancy WYSIWYG editor which is nothing more than the same editor with the exception of a new button. The new button shows me quite a few new formatting features but my favorite one is the UNDO button.

So far, my WordPress upgrade experience has been pretty good. I did encounter an upload problem in which a few folders were uploaded into other folders. In other words, some folders were not overwritten like they were supposed to be. I fixed this and re-uploaded the files which allowed the WordPress upgrade script to properly update my database.

I believe there is a bug that was created after my WordPress installation was upgraded. As you can see below, the area of my dashboard which would normally show incoming links to my site from outside sources, is now showing my own blog posts from my front page. I’m pretty sure this is not supposed to happen. This never occurred during any other WP upgrade I have performed. I have since created a forum post about it on the official WP forums to see if it’s a bug or not.

WordPRess 2.3 Bug

I knew about the tag importers being added to WordPress 2.3 but for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out where they were. I eventually located them within the MANAGE-IMPORT area of my WordPress admin panel. After clicking on the importer for my Ultimate Tagging Warrior plugin, all of my tags were imported into the native tagging features implemented into WP 2.3 I also experienced numerous wordpress.wp_post2cat does not exist errors which were being generated by the UTW plugin, so be sure to disable it once you complete your upgrade.

I want to give a very big thank you to everyone responsible for the automatic update notification feature. This is an invaluable time saver. After my upgrade was complete, I discovered 5 plugins which had an update available for download. The notification window provides a direct link to the plugin on the wordpress.org site where additional information along with the plugin files can be located.

Last but not least, if you are experiencing trouble with WordPress, the best place to find help is the WordPress.org forums. However, before creating a new post, be sure to perform a search to see if your question was already answered. There is nothing more annoying on a forum than seeing 50 different forum threads on the same topic which has already been answered.

You’ve read my experience, now it’s time to share yours by leaving a comment below.

12 thoughts on “My WordPress 2.3 Upgrade Experience

  1. You don’t waste any time in upgrading do ya? haha

    Great write-up! I plan on upgrading my blog in a week or so when I get more time on my hands. I do love new features! I’ll be sure to post my experiences as well.

  2. Thanks for the insight Jeff… I still have to update the blog that I have been putting together. I did think though that I might let any major bugs get ironed out as I don’t have the time to sort them out.

    I like the idea of the update notification – I did not know that it included your plugins though. Nice work by them to include this feature.

    Cheers mate

  3. You are a brave man :P

    I’m just afraid that there will be a huge problem and my site will be screwed. I’m likely going to wait until the weekend and backup all my data and such just to be safe.

    Even more, I’ll probably wait till my host gives the okay. I like doing the one click upgrade through the host.

    Keep us updated on how everything goes :)

  4. Found the hack for incoming links.

    If you want to get Technorati results back change:
    “http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch_feeds?hl=en&scoring=d&ie=utf-8&num=10&output=rss&partner=wordpress&q=link:”

    on lines 11 and 12 in index-extra.php to
    “http://feeds.technorati.com/cosmos/rss/?url=”
    and
    “http://www.technorati.com/search/”

  5. I setup WordPress through Fantastico, but the 2.3 upgrade option isn’t available yet through Fantastico. I would imagine they are working on it now, so I just did the manual upgrade.

  6. Hi Jeffro, I know this really old story for you. But have you ever face this kind of error when upgrade to 2.3?
    I tried to upgrade my wordpress from 2.2.2 to 2.3, but always result this kind of error messages :
    WordPress database error: [Duplicate entry ‘1’ for key 1]
    INSERT INTO wp_terms (term_id, name, slug, term_group) VALUES (‘1’, ‘Uncategorized’, ‘gadgets-6’, ‘1’)

    WordPress database error: [Duplicate entry ‘1-category’ for key 2]
    INSERT INTO wp_term_taxonomy (term_id, taxonomy, description, parent, count) VALUES (‘1’, ‘category’, ”, ‘0’, ’80’)

    Do you know why?
    Appreciate if you can help or share something with me.

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