WordPress 2.0 - The Horror Story and How to Downgrade

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Friday, December 30, 2005

I have been hearing horror stories across the board with WordPress 2.0 release. The wordpress forum is filled with wide ranging issues. Here’s what you can do.

If you are on WP 1.5.x version then I strongly suggest that you wait for a patch release with all the major issues sorted out.

Robert Deaton came up with a list of issues with WordPress 2.0:

http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2168
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2154
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2167
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1917
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2164
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2163
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2162
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2160
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2161
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2130
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2159 - This issue was reported on testers four days ago
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2156
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1447 - This one really should have been fixed, skippy posted to the hackers list, skeltoac uploaded a patch to it over a week ago, there’s no reason for this not to have been committed.
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2153 - Why in the bloody hell was this pushed back?
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2155 - A direct side-effect of too little time in testing
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1577 - I still don’t see why this, or WP-Cron haven’t been built in. There have been patches for these things for months.
http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1388 - Once again, months have gone by.

If you have already taken the plunge and upgraded(?) to 2.0 and facing problems then you can use the downgrader script (by Robert Deaton) to convert your WP 2.0 install back to 1.5.

Despite all the warnings above if you still want to upgrade then please please please (repetition intentional) backup the database and harden your templates against plugins before you upgrade.

It was a release done way too soon. I am personally waiting for a patch before I even think of upgrade.

Discussion
June 13, 2007: 7:18 am

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March 10, 2006: 4:40 am

[...] I have not upgraded any of my blogs to 2.x release. When 2.0 was released it was bug ridden and I recommended against it. In natural course several of those defects were fixed and two patch releases later we have 2.02. Is it now time time to finally upgrade from 1.5.x? [...]

January 23, 2006: 4:47 am

[...] The Horror Story from Simple Thoughts contains a list of issues and forum tickets related to this hot topic. [...]

December 31, 2005: 8:01 am

[...] Aspettando la serata che si avvicina e scarrozzando quà e là tra i miei soliti link ho scoperto come WordPress 2.0 sia ancora troppo giovane per addentrarsi in un eventuale upgrade, eccovi alcuni motivi, trovate anche come ritornare indietro se avete già upgradato il tutto. [...]

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