WordPress 2.0 (It Works!)

Have you read my blog yet?

Yes, folks, if you’re read­ing this then I was able to upgrade to Word­Press 2.0. Although it looks exact­ly the same on the out­side (what you’re see­ing now), the man­age­ment inter­face is com­plete­ly over­hauled. It is much more like a WordPress.com account, for those of you who that means any­thing to.1

The new release of Word­Press also comes with a fan­cy WYSIWIG html edi­tor installed. I’m going to have to make some mod­i­fi­ca­tions to this (or wait until peo­ple update their plug-ins) before I can real­ly make use of it, though. How­ev­er, a lot of it is most­ly eye can­dy; such as AJAX menu options and update noti­fi­ca­tions. All-in-all, worth the 30 min­utes of upgrade work and it should make the work of writ­ing, well, a lit­tle less work.

Just test­ing some oth­er func­tions. No need to pay atten­tion to the man behind the man behind the green cur­tain..

  1. It appears that foot­notes are work­ing, too! []

3 thoughts on “WordPress 2.0 (It Works!)”

  1. I’m real­ly excit­ed about WP 2.0. The WYSIWYG inter­face makes it much more usable for client projects, and the image upload/browser is killer. The image man­age­ment alone is enough rea­son to use WP over any oth­er blog app. It’s amaz­ing how dif­fi­cult it is to add images to post on most plat­forms. Should­n’t that be easy? Isn’t that some­thing that peo­ple always want to do? Blog­ger is the only oth­er sys­tem that is fair­ly easy to add images to, and WP 2.0 beats that by a long shot with the abil­i­ty to add mul­ti­ple images per post and place them how­ev­er you want with­in the post text.

    How do you do the foot­notes and Ama­zon Asso­ciates links?

  2. Trey: I com­plete­ly agree the WYSIWYG edi­tor with built in image management/upload is going to the killer app for WP and blog­ging in gen­er­al. It is cer­tain­ly what most peo­ple want. Right now, my advice to begin­ner blog­gers is to use Flickr in con­junc­tion with your blog. It’s easy to set up and use, but as you point out, lim­its you to pret­ty much one pho­to. That being said, WP still has a way to go. The edi­tor cur­rent­ly is doing some fun­ny stuff with html encod­ing in my posts, which I hand-write to do sev­er­al things (main­ly, foot­notes and images). I would like to have some con­trol over what it does when I open a post to edit or click pub­lish. Cur­rent­ly, it’s all or noth­ing.

    As for the foot­notes, I use a great plug-in Jason J. rec­om­mend­ed to me. Pre­vi­ous­ly, I had been hand cod­ing them. Now, I have a but­ton for adding a spe­cial tag (<foot­note>, inter­est­ing­ly enough) in the text which does all the work (the super­script, num­ber­ing, adding return link, etc.).

    The Ama­zon Asso­ciates links are also han­dled by a great lit­tle plug-in I found. It pro­vides a pop-up win­dow for search­ing Ama­zon and then adding links and/or images. This great­ly speeds the process of adding that sort of thing to a post. It even has the image size hack built right in.

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