I just upgraded to WordPress 2.5 and it was deceptively simple. Now, I can use the Visual Rich Editor, which was not supported in earlier versions of Safari and WordPress! I actually liked coding the posts manually, but truth be told… I’m kinda sloppy and I’d have to go back and edit my posts about a million times.
Second, I can try out the latest plugins, including Akismet. That should save me even more time, not having to deal with SPAM.
Finally, I like the new look and feel… it’s almost like beginning all over again. So far, I highly recommend WordPress 2.5. Now, I just need to determine if my old WordPress spell check is finally working or if this is the Safari spell checker… yup, it’s Safari. What a great time to be alive!
Akismet made a world of difference. I was getting tons of spam on my blog until I installed that plugin. I don’t even need one of those spelling spam blocks or the math one any more because of Akismet.
I need to get around to upgrading WordPress. Glad you said it was simple. I was intimidated by it, and never tried it before.
ZS- Thanks a bunch for the Akismet tip… it’s working well. As soon as I started up, the SPAM was rolling in, but it’s stopped.
The upgrade was reeeaally easy. Here are the steps from WordPress:
1. Delete your old WP files, saving ones you’ve modified.
2. Upload the new files.
3. Point your browser to /wp-admin/upgrade.php.
Afterwards, I simply cut and pasted my old style sheet and sidebar.php into the style editor and voila!