Thanks goodness WordPress 2.0.1 is here. It\’s a small maintenance release and it addresses several problems that was introduced in WP 2.0. I\’ve upgraded my clunky install of WordPress 2.0 to version 2.0.1 and I\’m pleased that it didn\’t take too long until my blog was upgraded to version 2.0.1. Since I have installed WP 2.0 I have disabled several default features that annoyed me in WP 2.0 such as the visual editor, and I\’m very pleased to disable it even if I have upgraded to 2.0.1. :) I wonder why it turns itself on after I upgraded. It should have been left disabled. Anyway, I tried testing the visual editor again and for some reason I still don\’t like it. I still prefer the old school text editor where I can see all open and close tags. It\’s just me so please don\’t ask what\’s wrong with the visual editor. I think it\’s just fine. The visual editor had several fixes and cleanups so it should have improved quite a bit.
I noticed that after upgrading to WP 2.0.1 the caching improved too. I felt that the generation of pages on first visit didn\’t take quite long caching compared to WP 2.0. As noted in the release notes, caching had been fixed under certain PHP enviroments. Sounds great. Also in this release, you can specify an upload folder and optionally disable the date-based storage. It should have been in the feature list since day one but it\’s better late than never. I\’m still cluelesss why there\’s no option for removing automatic thumbnail generation. Who needs thumbnails when I resize all my images before uploading? Not everyone is fond of hosting big images linked from thumbnails as they can be leeched easily. Seriously, why this small option to disable thumbnail was left out? I don\’t get it.
Overall this small update should fix the bugs in Wordpres 2.0. Congratulations to those who have waited long for this release. I recommend to upgrade your blog to WordPress 2.0.1 if you are still running WordPress 1.5. This time you won\’t regret it. Perhaps you may want to wait for another minor or maintenance release but upgrading to WP 2.0.1 is already a good choice at this time. To all bloggers running WordPress 2.0 I urge you to upgrade now!