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Bad Planning

July 23rd, 2008

Well, the blog is up and running… no thanks to WordPress. The bastards made the upgrade sound easy, and just neglected to mention that anyone upgrading from and old enough version would have all of their category data erased. Completely.

As a result, I had to spend more than two hours laboriously poring through data files, retyping and filling in category names and slugs… twice. And I have 52 categories in this blog.

That WordPress has not fixed this or even made a note of it in the install read-me file is downright irresponsible… especially because they could easily warn of a simple workaround. Obviously, this problem does not happen when upgrading sequentially, but only when jumping, as in going from 2.2 to 2.6. Clearly, had I installed 2.4 before installing 2.6, or something like that, I would have been saved a few hours of hassle and grief.

So, thanks a bunch, you WordPress clowns.

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  1. Paul
    July 23rd, 2008 at 05:18 | #1

    Every so often, the WP gang barfs up something like that. For free stuff, I suppose it’s going to happen, but it still sucks when it does.

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