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Upgraded

I went ahead and took the plunge: this site is now running WordPress 2.0 RC3. Everything seems to be working fine so far, despite some of the ugly hacks I have in my home-grown “Rock’em Sock’em Robots” theme. I’m not using the new WYSIWYG editor, as I prefer to write my post markup by hand. And even though the new version lets you add categories on-the-fly, I’m still using the Tags4WP plugin, because it will auto-complete category names for me as I type. And likewise, I’ll probably continue to use the Image Browser plugin, because I don’t like how the built-in media manager stores images in subfolders by date. What I probably need to do is create a plugin to customize the upload location (using the upload_dir filter).

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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4 Responses to Upgraded

  1. I’m glad that I’m not the only one who doesn’t like the WYSIWYG stuff.

    I’m resisting making the change at this time of year, myself.

  2. matt says:

    Have to agree, I’m not big on the WYSIWYG editor either. I prefer Alex Kings quicktags anyhow. I think they’re dropping the ball on the file upload handling personally. Sounds like it isn’t a priority to them judging by a recent response I saw where someone said an issue was caused in their WP installation by the user manually deleting a file. Looked like there was no sense of “we should at least error check against this” to me, which sort of … made me feel like they were being lazy in that part. But anyhow, overall I’m liking 2.0. I’m looking forward to see some of the things I can make happen with my theme and hoping to get into writing some plugins finally instead of just hacking up others plugins.

  3. Terrance says:

    That’s good news. I think I’ll still wait for the official release. The only plugin I’m worried about is the cats2tags plugin I’m using. Other than that, I think I’ll be OK. As for the WYSIWYG, I can take or leave it.

  4. Kaleo Silva says:

    I was just searching for a workaround to that upload directory structure… Please create the plugin! Or I’ll have to.

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