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WordPress 1.6 – Do Not Use

Be very careful of the most recent unstable version of WordPress. I downloaded the latest and greatest WordPress via Subversion this morning. Subversion is the tool the WP developers have been using for version control. It’s similar to CVS.

After upgrading, my WordPress version jumped to 1.6-ALPHA-do-not-use, which kinda scared me. The admin area didn’t really work at all, it didn’t even recognize me. I think it would have allowed anybody to login as my username wasn’t shown as usual, but I could still see all the admin pages.

It also broke all my plugins. I did notice some cosmetic changes to the admin area. Mainly a new font. Dunno if that’s temporary or a permanent thing from now on. Soon after seeing the version number, I downloaded and reverted back to that without problems.

I hope a somewhat stable version appears in subversion again soon as I really like using the bleeding edge versions, mostly just to test em out. I’m not going to take my chances running software that has “ALPHA-do-not-use” in it’s version name. Now, I’m fully aware of the risks I run when using these unstable releases, so don’t bother telling me.

Well, now what?

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  • Hey Tyler,

    Did you by chance got to test the trackback support for that build. In the current stable WP version, there’s something wrong with it. Sites are pinged using the dynamic URL instead of the beautified permalink structure.

    This kinda pisses me a bit, mostly due to cosmetics and SEO reasons. However, this issue has been partially rectified on my site by using the Permalinks redirect plugin.

  • Azmeen, I didn’t get a chance to test trackbacks in 1.6. My guess is they were horribly broken as that seemed to be the case with basically all of WP 1.6.

    I’ll upgrade again here in a couple days and test it out though, once 1.6 is a little more stable.

    I have noticed trackbacks being sent to permalinks instead of the actual trackback URL also. Really starting to piss me off also cuz sometimes every link I put in a post will get a trackback sent to it.

    I’m gonna check out that plugin…