Whew….Â The upgrade was completed with a minimum of trouble.Â I had to tweak the wp-grins plugin so my cute custom smileys would show up again, but otherwise things went without a hitch.Â My existing theme for WordPress 1.5 didn’t even need to be altered.
I’m not sure if I like 2.0 yet.Â There are a lot of cosmetic layout changes in the backend that make things prettier but not necessarily more convenient, at least not for me.Â They’ve added a WYSIWYG editor for creating posts, replacing the old “I sure hope you know some basic HTML” interface, and an improved preview pane.Â Post options are now being hidden in a set of collapsible menus on the right side of the screen.
I kind of miss the low-rent interface of versions 1.2 and 1.5.
No doubt I’ll get over this in a week or so, just like I got over my discomfort when I upgraded from Windows 3.11 for Workgroups to Win 95, and then again when I upgraded to Win 98 and Win XP, respectively.
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