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After upgrading a number of sites to WordPress 2.5 – the questions are pouring in over the new user interface and the new functionality. I have compiled a list of the top questions I have received so far.
- I am getting weird PHP errors on my pages, what is going on? I have been busy with a lot of these issues and mostly from people who have updated to WordPress 2.5 but did not update any of their plugins at the same time. During the installation process – do not forget to grab the latest version of your plugins as well.
- My thumbnails are squished – how do I make them look better? WordPress 2.5 allows you to set the size of your thumbnails as well as gives you a “medium” size image option. By default, WordPress uses this option: Crop thumbnail to exact dimensions (normally thumbnails are proportional). If you upload images that are not square – this will really make your thumbnails look squished. I would recommend un-checking this option. (Settings > Miscellaneous)
- How do I turn on/off Gravatar support? This setting is located at the bottom of the discussion setting page (Settings > Discussion)
- How can I link my images to a page (attachment) like I did in 2.3? If you want to link your images to a page with a bigger version of the image within your page template, you can do so by selecting “Post URL” in the “Link URL” field when uploading an image with the new media uploader. There is also a new template for this page – image.php. You can find an example template in the default theme.
- My comments are not visible in the WordPress admin – what can I do to fix this? I have found this to be an issue on some sites with really outdated versions of WordPress. By executing: create index comment_date_gmt on wp_comments(comment_date_gmt); on the WP database – I have found that that usually clears it up. (Thanks to the WordPress forum thread on this)
- What all changed? If you want a great overview (with a video) check out the WordPress blog post on WordPress 2.5
Hopefully these answers will help you with getting more comfortable with WordPress 2.5. There are a lot of big and small changes to this new version of WordPress and every day I use it – I like it more (and hope you do too).
WordPress 2.5 has officially been released. The new version includes over 1300 changes (see full changelog) and a variety of new features. For more information on WordPress version 2.5, read the official WordPress version 2.5 documentation.
Download the latest versions of WordPress: WordPress 2.5
In addition to the new WordPress release, the wordpress.org web site has a fresh new look. Great work!
After working with WordPress 2.5 on a few sites for the last few weeks, there are a few things I wanted to point out for people that will be soon making the jump to WordPress 2.5.
Make sure you check out the screencast that Matt created which highlights the new 2.5 features.
WordPress 2.5 Release Candidate 1 is now available. If you are interested to see an overview of changes from WordPress 2.3.x to WordPres 2.5 – check out the WordPress blog article: 2.5 Sneek Peak.
I took some time today to download the latest version of WordPress (2.5 beta 1) and decided this would be a perfect opportunity to switch to using subversion to manage my WordPress updates. Now that I am all switched over – updates will be much easier to manage.
My initial thoughts and opinions on WordPress 2.5:
- The upgrade was painless – 5 minutes.
- All my plugins worked except for my “Secure Admin” plugin – but that was out of date.
- My theme works fine – after I made some adjustments to some of my AJAX features that relied on an outdated version of Prototype.
- The new admin interface is well laid out for the most part. I am still not sure I am sold on the really light colors, but I will give it some time to grow on me.
- The admin interface is cleaner – it no longer shows artifacts like post and category ID which only a few of us use. (If you want to see the post ID or cat ID, just hover over the edit link next to these items and you can see it in the URL – thanks Demitrious)
- The post interface is much elongated due to the options that were once available in the right hand column (categories, password protect post, etc) are now below the post box instead of next to it. This is going to take some time to get used to.
- Overall – this is a big release and I look forward to working with the changes and enhancements.