Chad Perrin: SOB

4 September 2008

oops . . . upgrade

Filed under: Metalog — apotheon @ 10:41

I appear to have forgotten to upgrade WordPress back when I thought I did — so I upgraded last night.

Unfortunately, WordPress seems to suffer a problem similar to PHP itself: upgrading always breaks stuff. Always. It is as though, taking cues from the core PHP developers, the core WordPress developers never consider the stability of an API to be important at all.

I can’t really blame Microsoft for this problem, even if it’s indicative of behavior that is SOP for Microsoft, so I’ll just blame the GPL instead.

Anyway . . . what broke this time was the Filosofo Comment Preview plugin. That, in turn, broke commenting entirely, which I didn’t notice until this morning when I realized I didn’t have any spam comments in moderation at all. This, obviously, is so out of the ordinary that something must have been wrong. I tested (which I should have done last night — we can blame me for this part of the problem), and discovered that commenting simply didn’t work. It seemed the only way to fix it was to deactivate comment previews entirely.

So: Sorry if you tried to comment between when I upgraded WordPress last night and when I turned off comment previews. Sorry about the lack of comment preview capability now that it’s possible to comment again.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled SOB rambling.


  1. if you ask me to recommend you something good do not install latest version of wordpress, the reason is a little research proved that almost every new installation is having troubles. i myself upgraded to version 2.6.1 and revert it back the very next day to 2.5.1 so be good to yourself and do not take this risky step.

    Comment by MOin — 4 September 2008 @ 01:05

  2. I must be one of those lucky few. I’ve never had a problem upgrading WordPress. It’s like WindowsME all over again. Everyone else that I knew has had problems with it while I had almost no problems from it (even after staying logged in for week or longer at a time).

    Comment by Joseph A Nagy Jr — 5 September 2008 @ 04:50

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