Upgrading to wordpress 2.1

Whoohoo, wordpress 2.1 was released this morning. I’m upgrading tonight so expect a few hours of downtime/reduced functionality.

Update.

Well that went relatively ok. It seems a few of my plugins needed upgrading. Sadly, no compatible upgrade was available for widgets which I used to beautify my sidebar. But the important stuff is still there. I removed a few other plugins that I was hardly using.

Oddly, the database backup plugin is no longer included. I’ll look for a replacement.

In terms of functionality, there doesn’t seem to be that many features that are vastly different.

The editor is not working as advertised. It isn’t autosaving and the wysiwyg is missing in action. I actually like the current non wysiwyg version better, but still. I’m wondering if I did anything wrong.

Update 2.

I’ve deleted all files except my plugins (google analyticator and openid delegation), configuration and uploads. Then I re-uploaded the wordpress 2.1 stuff this time ensuring that there is no cruft from previous installations. This should have fixed the editor stuff but didn’t. I don’t see tabs for switching to wysiqyg. Also there does not seem to be any spellchecking except for the default firefox stuff. Solution: allow sites to abuse javascript by messing with stuff they shouldn’t be touching. At least that is what is claimed here http://wordpress.org/support/topic/101716?replies=9. Only thing is that it doesn’t work.

Update 3.

OK, found the problem. You need to toggle “use visual editor” in the user profile. Weird place for such an option and an obvious usability problem.

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