How is WordPress 2.5 working for you so far?

Posted 16 Apr 2008 in WordPress

WordPress WednesdaysWe’ve had WordPress 2.5 for a few weeks now, but I haven’t heard much about it around the blogosphere. Are users loving it? Hating it? Confused? Excited?

The upgrade to WordPress 2.5 was easy and took jut a few minutes. However, the new interface does take some getting used to. I had to take the time to sit down and poke around to see where my most frequently used settings and areas are – and if you haven’t yet, you should definitely do that.

The new administration theme is great – the color and design is fresh, clean and very easy to use. Writing posts is a lot easier now, especially since I can now add YouTube videos to my posts quickly and more efficiently than ever before.

In the HTML mode, paste the YouTube link into the post. In the Visual mode, paste the YouTube URL into the popup activated when you click on the “Insert Video” button on the top toolbar.

Some of our favorite features of the “Write” screen are now gone – such as the “Edit Timestamp box”. In it’s place is the option to “Edit” when the post is published – look in the Publish Status area to the right of the post box and click on the Edit button to the right of “Publish immediately.” When editing a Post, there is a similar edit button in the Publish Status area next to the Published on date and time. Writing Posts in Advance with WordPress will explain for the newbies why editing your timestamp is important.

Any other new features of 2.5 that you absolutely love? Hate?

Let’s hear it in the comments!

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  1. WordPress 2.51 has this annoying “feature” that puts the current date in the permalink – not the publication date. By the way the link you list in the post goes to a page not found message.

    Do you know how to stop this negative feature? Prior to 2.5 this was not a problem, it just used the publication date in the permalink url as any sensible person would expect it to.

    It also doesn’t wait for you to put in a title – just shoves in a lame “?postid=120”, or whatever, as the title. At least that part you can take the time to edit (why they didn’t just leave it the better way it was before, where they didn’t put in the dumb permalink, is beyond me).

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    • I have no idea how to change this. Have you searched the WordPress forums for any suggestions? I don’t put the date in my permalinks, so I can’t replicate this problem. Let me know how it turns out?