I’m getting allergic to the sticky note that WordPress automatically posts everytime there’s a new version coming up ready for download. It’s the first thing I would notice everytime I log on to my dashboard, thanks to it’s yellow background color around text. Once, I got this note, “Your WordPress version blah is obsolete, upgrade to version blah”. This is a bit annoying, no hurt feelings, WordPress. However, I like the improvements shown in every version so I’m stuck using it.
This is actually my third post with WordPress 2.7. I have upgraded during holidays when time permitted me to sit longer in front of my PC. The process was as easy as my previous upgrades, no more nerv-racking this time. Surprisingly, the new interface is easy to navigate. I’ve learned to find the necessary buttons in minutes. In other words, I’ve never lost in the navigation process. Probably because I had the previous 2.6.3 which, in a way, helped me to understand and learn the latest version as quickly as possible, although the interface of these two versions is way too different from each other. And maybe if you have the much earlier version like 2.3.x and you’ll upgrade to 2.7, it will give another story then, lol!
For those who are frequent visitors of this site, you know how many times I’d changed themes for the past year. I usually change my theme whenever I upgrade to the latest version of WordPress. And I blame it for coming up with many different versions in a year, too. Not that my themes were not compatible with the latest version, but you know how fickle-minded I am. But this time, I’m not out of my gourd, hahaa! I’ve decided to keep this theme running as I like it’s simplicity. Though I want to modify the color but the name Pink Orchid suggests I should stick with pink. Is this so? I wonder if the author is aware that I’ve been using this theme for a couple of months now.
So much about my theme. I wish to talk about the changes made in WordPress 2.7 and how it impresses the community. It surely is impressive when it comes to the new look of the interface, threaded comments ability and more. However, one subtle change that I would love to see in the future is the ability to show recent post of the blogroll links. If I miss this feature in the new version, feel free to remind me. I’m not utilizing the widgets and widgets panel in WP but I tried it in my local WordPress. For those of you who are using widgets to the max, there is a plugin that lets you show the recent post of the blogs in your blogroll. It’s a widget plugin so I can’t use it. I prefer to have full control of my sidebars through the sidebar.php file in my theme. And I’m looking for some plugin similar to the one above but not as a widget.
Sorry, no way to show the recent post of your blog
I did find a code snippet that could show the rss feed of a certain site as what you see in my sidebar where I link to my other site and showing my five recent posts on that site too. But it’s a helluva lot of time to do it in all the links in my blogroll. Duh! I hope WordPress could include this feature on the next upgrade. For me, it’s a drop of fashion in my sidebar if I can see the latest post of the blogs I frequent. On the other hand, you’ve done a great job, WordPress geeks! Keep updating and we’ll keep upgrading. 🙂
The blogroll fun plugin that you linked to does not need to be used as a widget, it only makes it easier to use. There are instructions at the following link which tells you how to install it if you are not using the widget.
Look at the 5th comment down.
Hi Jason, thanks for telling me about this. That’s a different link from the one I’ve found. I’ve visited the link and I’m going to try it later.
me too.. I don’t upgrade simply because I don’t want to feel bad, kasi baka di ko kayang ioperate at manibago na naman ako.. alam mo na.. di naman ako programmer na madaling magets ang mga codes na yan..
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Jen, pareho tayong di programmer, hehee. Oo nga, minsan nanlalamig ako kapag nag-uupgrade. Baka kasi kung anong mangyari ay naloko na. 🙂
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I have upgraded my two sites (for testing purposes). Medyo naninibago ako at sa observation ko medyo mas mabagal magload ang 2.7 kesa previous versions. 🙁
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Ganun ba Jess. Di ko pa na-experience ang kabagalan niya. Pero one time ang tagal nagbukas. Sinara at niopen ko ng ilang beses ang browser.
I also have upgraded to WP 2.7 sa local WP blog at sa bago kong server.
Maganda nga ang suggestion mo ano. May ginamit na rin ako dati sa isang site na code para sa latest post ng links pero less than 5 lang ang links doon. Masyadong mahaba kung lahat ng links sa blogroll eh lalagyan mo, buti kung copy paste lang eh papalitan mo pa address ng feeds in each link.
include_once(ABSPATH . WPINC . ‘/rss-functions.php’);
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Aba, nakalipat ka na ng server friend? Hahaa, ganun nga, at isa-isahin mo pa ang napakataas nating list ng blogroll. Baka mangalawit ang siko natin, hehee! Susubukan ko nga yang blgroll fun kung pupwede.
Oo nakalipat na ako ng server, nilipat ko na yung mga files. Pero yung nameserver hindi pa napapalitan kaya hanggang ngayon nasa old server pa rin, ang tagal nga eh, nakakainis na. Binibitin ako, kulang na lang gawin akong banderitas, hehe.
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Shanker Bakshi says
Hey Marlene, do your web host provide updates thru Simple Script or Fantastico. These are some cool tool to install various softwares. almost all leading webhosting company provide these.
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Shanker, I honestly don’t know about those Scripts. But hubby said he’ll check it about it. I usually upgrade manually based on WP guide on how to upgrade.
I upgrade almost a month ago although I’m not so good in codes or tweaking (ano ba yan) may web host provider is nice to help me when I encounter some problems. Bupol pa kasi ako dyan. Its hard to chose what theme to use when there’s alot of nice gratis themes out there.
I really like your them it nice and simple hindi masakit sa mata.
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Michael Aulia says
Funny 😀 I always upgrade my WordPress whenever there’s an update to it. Now it’s even better as it has a built-in update function (just 1 click to get your blog updated)
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That’s one of the features I like in 2.7 though. I can skip the manual upgrade process at last.
I reaaly like the 2.7 – it’s so pretty and user friendly. That code you mention would really be helpful for me rin- ma try ko nga rin yan;)
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Oo nga, Jade. WordPress has gone so far in terms of improving the blog platform. Yes, the code is easy to use, just copy and paste and you’re done.