Before the WordPress Development Blog even announced it, I’ve upgraded to the 2.3 branch and everything seems to be going fine. Quite a few new features (a good list is here), and most of my plugins went through 2.3 fine. All except for the Google Sitemaps Generator, but a quick upgrade was all that was needed.

The UTW tag importer went fine, and I guess I’ve got to change some things around on the site to reference this new tag feature set. 2.3 seems very nice so far.

Update: The official announcement is out.

Also, the tables you can manually drop in your database are wp_tags, wp_tag_synonyms and wp_post2tag. That’s for people who were using UTW before.

Note: Make sure you have your UTW tags imported before you drop these tables (Manage › Import › Ultimate Tag Warrior). Otherwise, you lose everything.


  • I’m with you on that – upgraded before they’d even announced it. But I’ve also been following the wp-hackers mailing list, so I knew it was going to go out soon.

    I had to laugh at your note, particularly because of the juxtaposition of dropping those tables after the import versus dropping the wp_terms, wp_term_taxonomy, and wp_term_relationships before the upgrade. I could see myself getting those mixed up and screwing myself over (though I did make sure to back up my DB beforehand, just in case).

  • Oh, I don’t use SVN either – it’s not available as a service on my server (much as I wish it was). I’d literally had the WordPress site up and was refreshing it about every 10 minutes. :)

  • I started using SVN a while back mainly because I was sick of downloading the entire archive of the new release, then uploading it via FTP. I just use the latest branch, and switch branches upon a major release.

    @Andrew: It was lucky chance :). I had just entered the WordPress development IRC channel and the bot announced that Ryan had branched 2.3.