This blog’s been using WordPress 2.0.6. Just a wee bit behind the times.
Maybe that’s part of the reason I’ve had so much trouble with paragraph-swallowing.
Since PLN Highlights is moving to the current WP version in the near future, and was already much closer to current form, I thought it finally made sense to move.
Downsides: I don’t get an immediate overall comment count, the Category list is well down the screen instead of being on the right side of the editing window, and you can’t add HTML directly to the visual-editing screen–which is terrible practice anyway. Or, rather, you can add HTML directly to the screen, and WordPress will turn it into displayable text, e.g., attempting to embolden a word by using <b>word</b>–well, you can see the results.
Upsides: For one, I don’t believe this editor will swallow paragraphs, and on any post longer than 200-300 words, the old version was getting really bad in that regard–sometimes, even after I went into HTML view and added explicit marks, it would turn them into line breaks.
Also, the visual editor is much cleaner, is resizable and, tada, you can even go to a full-screen editing mode. What a concept!
Post and comment management also seems much cleaner.
Hmm. This is interesting: In HTML mode, paragraphs show as spaces rather than <p></p> pairs. I don’t believe that was true before. I switched to HTML because horizontal rules won’t work in visual mode.
So I inserted that as <hr> in HTML mode–also much smoother than in WP 2.0.6, since that version popped up a little HTML window as a separate window, where this has it as a tab.
Now, let me complain about LISHost service. Nahh, not really…I don’t have any complaints about LISHost service. I may disagree with Blake Carver about the future for public libraries (“may” is an understatement), but he runs one heck of a hosting service.
I see other library folks migrating to LISHost–and even more folks migrating to WordPress. I’m trying to remember the last time I saw a liblogger migrate away from WordPress… (well, except to move from a WordPress-hosted blog to a WordPress blog on their own domain).
Enough blather. For once, I’m up to date. Well, heck, my new(ish) computer is a Core2 Duo, so that’s fairly up to date also. And it’s maroon–that’s something not everybody can say.
Oh, I just noticed something else that makes me happy: “Uncategorized” is no longer tagged by default, so I don’t have to remember to unclick it. Nice.
Now, about tags…well, not this week, not on this blog.