WordPress 2.5 Upgrade

The Digital Awakening is now running under WordPress 2.5. The upgrade was straightforward and painless – download, unzip and upload. I did not even bother to delete files from the previous version. Everytime WordPress releases a new version, my reservation is whether the plugins will be compatible. The plugins are working fine with this latest version so far although there are newer versions for some of them.

One thing that needs a little getting used to is the dashboard look and layout. It is a radical change from the familiar layout that we have come to expect from previous versions. Links for the menu has been moved around and regrouped while new functions have also been added to the dashboard, namely the add media icons. I have yet to use it. I am not a WordPress power user. Some of these new functions will be lost on me. As long as I do not have problems posting entries I am happy – new version or otherwise.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Minion to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. Columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. Principal Trainer at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

2 thoughts on “WordPress 2.5 Upgrade”

  1. It’s really ugly, the colour scheme and the placement of the more important functions like categories, password, slugs, discussion are at the bottom of the post instead on the right hand side of the write post.

    I have yet to upgrade.

    Peter:
    Agree on the placement of the often used functions. The layout could have been better optimized to reduce scrolling. I could not find the edit comment link in the dashboard to add my comments here. Having upgraded, I just have to get used to using it.

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