… and simplyjean may vanish forever.

Has anyone tried upgrading from WP 2.1 to WP 2.3.1 directly? I can’t seem to run the backup plugin that comes with WP 2.1… and that kinda makes life rather difficult. Hmm… looking at the [Upgrade to 2.3.1] link now. To upgrade or not to upgrade? That’s the question…

Actually the main thing that made me want to upgrade is that whenever people link back to my blog, it doesn’t show in the comments section. My comments section only reflect comments that people made on my blog. I thought I enabled all the pingbacks and what nots. Am I missing something here?

PS: I am trying to test out my trackbacks and pingbacks… apparently, the more I read, the more confused I became =S

PPS: Okie… my second attempt at testing the pingback

Reader's Comments

  1. Ed | November 7th, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    Not all the pingbacks are shown in my blog too. I wonder why. I can only assume its a plugin problem since some pingbacks are shown.

    And yes, some of the plugins prior to 2.3 versions of WP don’t work well after the upgrade. When I upgraded to 2.3, I had to re-download some of the plugins when the script writers updated them. From 2.3 to 2.3.1, I haven’t had any problems. Directly from 2.1 to 2.3.1, I can’t advise on that. But I assume the same plugin problems may arise.

  2. Simply Jean | November 7th, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    @Ed: actually mine’s worse. mine does not reflect anything at all. =( Alice is helping me test my trackback. apparently, my trackbacks appear on her comments, but her’s does not appear in my comments… =(

  3. Teli Adlam | November 8th, 2007 at 12:02 am

    Hello Jean,
    First off, it may not be a plugin problem or a blog problem, it may be a host problem. Check to see if your host hasn’t limited access to any files being accessed from outside websites.

    Also, make sure that your blacklists aren’t overzealous and double check that you do, indeed, have pingbacks open on your individual posts (for instance, there is no trackback link on this particular entry, but it may just be the theme you’re using).

    As for jumping from 2.1 to 2.3.1, I did it on my personal blog without ill effects. Your mileage may vary; some people have been complaining of bugs crawling out of the woodworks. 🙂

    In any event, if you do decide to upgrade, make a back up first. Even if you can’t get the back up plugin working, log into your hosting account and manually back up your files/databases. That way, if anything catches fire (highly unlikely), you can always revert.

    ~ Teli

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