WordPress 2.2 released on Tuesday. And we’ve upgraded.
After my experience with the 2.1 upgrade I was wary. First, the 2.1 upgrade didn’t seem to work at all. Then, the sidebar links broke, as did smileys. Finally, I rewrote some .php code in my sidebar, fixed the sidebar links, and all was right again with the world. The upgrade to 2.1 reminded me a great deal of an old truism of the early 80s–“DOS isn’t done ’til Lotus won’t run.” (If anything dates me, tis that.) Upgrades should be easy, they shouldn’t take days…
Fortunately, the 2.2 upgrade was generally painless.
One change I make with every upgrade is I add additional smileys and the code to enable them. That code moved from vars.php to functions.php, and it took some time to figure out where I needed to make the appropriate edits to enable the new smiley functions.
Honestly, I’m not sure what’s new in WordPress 2.2 or why I needed to upgrade. It’s the 2.3 upgrade I’m looking forward to–I’m curious how the tagging implementation will work.
We are upgraded, and we are good. :spock: