Upgrading to WP 1.5

by redshift

I’m going to start working on upgrading the site to WordPress 1.5. I’ve made a lot of personal changes to the codebase that don’t particularly fit into a plugin, so I’m going to hope I can reasonably manage all the hand-merging. One thing I definitely do not want to do is leave the site in an unupgradeable state like old halffull because of ridiculous hand modifications. I had practically rewritten postnuke (which is awful to start with) and there was simply no way to upgrade when they made changes. It should be a lot better this time around with Linux tools – Windows is not friendly towards this sort of work.

That said, I’m really excited about the new things Matt and friends have put in. Spam control is more advanced, the plugin architecture has leaped forward, the default interface (not that I use it) and the admin interface have been nicely cleaned up, and a lot more. Thanks guys.

[update] The site is now fully transferred to 1.5. A lot of modifications were needed, but the only real sticking point was with threaded comments. The plugin I use was designed for 1.2, and doesn’t look very compatible with 1.5 – keep in mind that I’m a stubborn bastard and will surely rewrite the whole thing anyway.

[update] I just realized that comments weren’t working at all. Quite sad. Turns out my old comment code wouldn’t work anymore and, basically, the submit button was broken. If anyone was plagued by that, I apologize; it works now.