Posts Tagged "2.7"

Tired of These WP Plugin Updates Yet?

These are mostly for me, for reference, so if you’re tired of seeing them, SUCKS TO BE YOU! Just kidding. Blogging is a big part of my life and online livelihood. It’s important that I know things work before I upgrade.

Anywho, the rest of the WordPress plugins that I listed in my previous post work! I tried them out and had no issues! So it looks like I might be ready to upgrade all of my WP installations.

I’m going to go through all my blogs, one more time, to see if there are any that I missed that still need to be tested! But so far, my holy grail plugins seem to be functional!

The newest to past the test are:

  • Quizzin’ – an easy WP quiz plugin. Successful on WP 2.7
  • Statcounter plugin; I installed it on Fergie Fan and it immediately picked up incoming traffic.
  • Stats; it already worked on a different blog of mine, but after seeing other users have issues, I thought I’d give it another go, just in case! It works on a brand new blog. Thank God, because I use this plugin a lot!
  • AdSense Manager; I only use this on a few blogs, but I know how to insert code into theme files, so it wouldn’t be a total loss. However, it works, so no worries.
  • Fun With Theme Widgets; I hadn’t used this before, but I knew I wanted to. I tried it out on a blog and it works. The only thing you have to remember is that you have to move your newly created widget files to whichever theme you decide to use in the future. It’s really neat and easy!
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    WordPress Plugin Testing Continues

    It’s been a few days and I’m still in the midst of plugin testing for the new WordPress 2.7. So far, most of my plugins are working. From reading blogger and developer updates, it seems that the only plugins that will have conflicts in 2.7 are ones that deal with the admin interface or comments. For example, if you use a dropdown menu plugin, it will just funk up your installation. Deactivate it and move on. Also, if you upgrade using the awesome WordPress Automatic Upgrade Plugin, that will be the last time you use it. The new WP has a built in upgrader and the WPAU is no longer being developed.

    Also, the 2.7 Plugin Compatibility list continues to be updated; cutting down on my work.

    Here are some more plugins that I use that work:
    Popupper – you have to use the Visual Editor to get it to work. That was the case in 2.6.5 as well, so no change there.
    Twitter Tools
    NextGEN Smooth Gallery
    ShareThis, although I’m not married to it. Lately, I’m liking Sociable and SocioFluid better. Note, only the widget version of SocioFluid works with WP.
    WP-PageNavi has a special version for 2.7 only.
    SEO Automatic Links, could be a replacement for alinks, which I need to try.

    Plugins that I still need to try include:
    Official StatCounter Plugin
    Fun with Theme Widgets Stats, some are reporting issues since upgrade, but it’s working on one of my blogs, so I feel like it’s good to go. Will do more testing though as I rely heavily on this plugin.
    Quizzin, a fun little plugin I’d like to keep using.
    AdSense Manager

    ETA: Tried a couple more plugins and pleased to report that the following do work on 2.7
    Insert Video plugin – I used this replace the broken generic video code from Viper’s Video Quicktags
    Post-Plugin Library which is used to power the Similar Posts plugin.
    Random Quotes. Love this! Much better than any other quotes plugin I’ve seen and tried.

    Still got a few more to try, but so far, so good!

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    More WordPress Plugin Testing

    I’m still testing out song plugins with the new WordPress 2.7 and I’ve got some more updates to share:

    WP Audio Player works like a charm on WP2.7. I used it to play/post a song and it was smooth sailing.

    Another plugin I’m testing out is WP Greet Box. I have been eyeing if for a while, for future use, and so far, so good on WP 2.7.

    Also, another note on Viper’s Video Quicktags. I noticed that the generic videofile setting doesn’t work on 2.6.5 either, so this isn’t just a 2.7 upgrade issue. Other than that, the plugin worked fine.

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    Still Testing Out WordPress 2.7

    I’m still testing the waters with the new WordPress 2.7. No, not on this blog yet, but I’m sure that time will come sooner rather than later.

    I have a brand new blog I installed 2.7 on and on Fergie Fan, an ancient installation of WP (1.0.2), that I upgraded to 2.7 yesterday. The sites like the 2 I’ve already upgraded are the ones that don’t rely heavily on plugins, so I don’t have any issues.

    Seeing as how my Fergie Fan installation was so out-of-date, I didn’t realize all the freakin’ spam comments I had on there. It was 2,000+!! I was thisclose to pulling up phpMyAdmin and deleting the comments that way, then I realized that WP 2.7 has really nifty keyboard shortcuts for comment moderation built in. I thought I’d test it out and it’s pretty damn cool! It took me less than 5 minutes to delete all those comments, and I only had to use 3 fingers! No mouse clicking or anything!

    I realize that I won’t have that issue with most of my sites as I either don’t get many comments, or have made the decision to close commenting all together, but color me impressed!

    For the time being, I’m going to install my must-have plugins on my two 2.7 blogs to see if they’re compatible. There are probably about 5-10 that I refuse to upgrade without, so those will be first!

    I already know that the amazing All in One SEO Pack works from viewing the WordPress 2.7 Compatibility List, so that’s one I don’t need to test. Here are some other plugins I use that are good to go: FeedBurner FeedSmith, Google XML Sitemaps, NextGEN Gallery, Dagon Design Site Map Generator, and Share This. It’s just a few, so I have my testing cut out for me because I use a helluva lot more plugins than that!

    ETA: As I test them out, I will list what plugins work on WP2.7 for me, below.
    FavIcon Manager, WP Easy Uploader, Search Permalink, WordTube, and AmazonSimpleAdmin work on 2.7 too. Viper’s Video Quicktags appears to sort of work on 2.7. I tried it out with YouTube, MySpace, Dailymotion, Google, and Generic video links. It worked for all of them except my generic MPEG. I’ll post another update tomorrow after I try out some more plugins.

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