WordPress 3.0, the thirteenth major release of WordPress and the culmination of half a year of work by 218 contributors, is now available for download (or upgrade within your dashboard).
Great news .. take the tour then read on ..
This is great news for all of us that use WordPress as our main CMS website, as I’m sure you’ll agree.
The efforts of all those that have contributed to making the 3.0 version solid & workable should be congratulated, so Congratulations Everyone!! Thanks heaps.
For all that’s great about the new WordPress 3.0 release there always has to be the down side, as you would expect. I suppose calling this a down side is probably too strong a phrase more like Upgrader beware type issue instead.
While roaming through my Facebook domain I found an interesting post by Kimberly J. Castleberry who wrote ..
WordPress 3.0 officially launched today. Regardless of what you may be hearing, if you want the best odds of a smooth upgrade – and substantially less risk of losing data and needing to do a full restore after your upgrade – PLEASE wait to upgrade for ONE week!
This seemed an odd thing to post to me that is, as I thought “why not upgrade now”, as you do and Kimberly’s reply made absolute sense, which was ..
Because there are thousands of plugins in the repository that coders are still working to get updated. For example, Nile just submitted one to the repository yesterday that is broke on 3.0 and probably wont be approved for a day or three. So many times a new release comes out and because the increase in mass testing and fringe cases, we see a almost immediate push of a sub-release.
For example when 2.9 released it was badly flawed in maybe 5 or 10% of all blogs. There was an almost immediate patch to 2.9.1 at the end of the first week. Lots of blogs were crippled due to the 2.9 release that would not have been if they’d simply waited a few days. The real challenge is to not wait more than a week or two. This is a security release too so what we dont want to see is people waiting six months! LOL
Makes sense right?
So to everyone using WordPress have a great time upgrading and playing with your new toy and to Kimberly J. Castleberry (my new hero) I say thanks for thinking of everyone using WordPress, you rock!!
~ Bonn Appetite (as always )