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Anyone else enjoying the new features?

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WordPress 3.1 Goes Live: Here's What's New
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
    Just about to check that out now...
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  • Profile picture of the author christopher jon
    Not really jazzed up about it so far but I'm still digging through what's new.

    Here is the complete list of updated features from WP.
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  • Profile picture of the author KyleLogue
    I noticed the new admin bar at the top of the screen that shows from the frontend when logged in. Not sure I like it though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Christian Little
    Just a FYI to everybody - if you login to your wordpress blogs you'll notice that 3.1 has been released.

    I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU DO NOT UPGRADE.

    I tried upgrading our development server. Seemed to go fine, however the login form broke. So as soon as we logged out of wordpress, we couldn't log back in!

    Luckily we had a full backup of the dev site and it's only seen by my staff, so no harm was done while the site was rendered somewhat useless for 20 mins.

    Wait a few weeks until all the major bugs have been worked out before installing this patch. It seems way more experimental than usual. There's several blogs reporting that is actually breaks almost all the popular plugins.

    Here's just a few examples of the problems people are having with this new release:

    Common problems in WordPress 3.1 | sillybean.net
    If Pages Return A 404 After WordPress 3.1 Upgrade | dre.im
    wordpress 3.1 - How to fix broken upgrade to 3.1 - WordPress - Stack Exchange
    Issue 358 - wp-e-commerce - Permalink problems in WordPress 3.1 - Project Hosting on Google Code

    EDIT: Yes I realize people are posting solutions to the bugs already, but I'm actually quite angry that they've released an 'upgrade' which seems more like an unstable release.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam Thompson
    eehhh haven't taken much notice so far will have to read through the list
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  • Profile picture of the author Christophe Young
    Just upgraded all seems to be OK. Would like to get rid of that Admin bar on my home page though. I checked the option in edit profile to remove it but it's still there on my site's home page when logged in.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zubair Zm
      Originally Posted by Christophe Young View Post

      Just upgraded all seems to be OK. Would like to get rid of that Admin bar on my home page though. I checked the option in edit profile to remove it but it's still there on my site's home page when logged in.
      Click on user and uncheck "when viewing site"
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  • Profile picture of the author clickbump
    Originally Posted by Mike Hlatky View Post

    Great post Mike. I sent an email to my member's yesterday to let them know CE4 and CE4.1 beta are compatible with the new release and to talk about some of the new changes, and there are some significant ones for a "dot one" release

    Likes:

    Updated Linking Tool

    Really like the new Link tool options! The ability to select from any post, page, category or tag within your site with point-and-click was long overdue, but very welcome to see

    Reduced clutter on the post editor
    I'm a big fan of "screen options" which has been there since version 3 or earlier. It allows you to turn off lots of the boxes in the post and page editors that you never use. Things like "Author", "Post Revisions", "Custom Fields", "Send Trackbacks" etc..

    Now that Wordpress has done this automatically, I expect many more people will start using "Screen Options" to streamline their workflow and that's a good thing. They might also discover that you can drag and drop the boxes and place them anywhere you like onscreen. For example, I like to drag the "publish" box just above my "SEO!" box for handy access.
    Dislikes:

    New Floating "Admin" toolbar
    I'm not crazy about the admin toolbar or the fact that you can't turn it off from the toolbar itself (as of the initial release).

    Anyone wishing to turn the toolbar off needs to go to the "Users" manager then click on your username and then uncheck the options for "Show admin bar"
    Wishlist for 3.1.1:


    Link attributes inspector
    I would have really liked to have seen 3.1 go one step further with the enhanced linking tool to include a "link attributes" inspector. This would allow the content editor to easily manage things like nofollow, title, class, style, etc. while they are creating or editing links within content. I'm hoping they can get this into 3.1.1 or I'm going to code it in myself with my CE4.1 Beta release of my theme.

    Add a "View/Close" option to the "Admin Bar"
    It should be super easy to add a "View" menu to the new admin toolbar which will allow easier management of when the admin bar is displayed rather than having to go all the way into your user profile to change the settings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    So far updated some sites and all good. Have to test it in DEV mode to see how my themes react to it.

    Wish me luck. I probably need it.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlondieWrites
    I upgraded to Wordpress 3.1 on all of my blogs and it works great... no problems that I've noticed.

    I especially like the new feature for push button internal linking. It'll save a load of time and help the SEO, plus help promote other blog posts even more.

    I am sure there will be a bug or two as there usually are in a new Wordpress release. But this is the actual version of the release, not the beta, so I would say it's safe to upgrade.



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  • Profile picture of the author Summer1
    I notice admin activities become very slow in the backend.

    Though front end is not affected but editing, previewing become slower..
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  • Profile picture of the author MoneyMonkey
    I LOVE the new admin bar area which is a great addition. It just gives me more convenience to everything and it looks modern. Wordpress needs to keep bringing out minor features.
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  • Profile picture of the author RoyChan
    There is a noticeable effect on the speed of displaying the sites, after changing to 3.1

    Or perhaps it's just me loading up too many plugins onto the control panel.
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  • Profile picture of the author Focused Action
    I upgraded and in the post section, i no longer have the custom settings option (i.e., set thumbnails, short-excerpt for a custom widget, etc.) - i searched everywhere i could and cant find an option to add back this section.

    anyone else see this or have a fix. thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Focused Action
      Originally Posted by Focused Action View Post

      I upgraded and in the post section, i no longer have the custom settings option (i.e., set thumbnails, short-excerpt for a custom widget, etc.) - i searched everywhere i could and cant find an option to add back this section.

      anyone else see this or have a fix. thanks.
      just discovered the very small, light grey, blend in to the upper right corner "Screen Options" tab - when posting you can click there for missing sections such as "custom field" "excerpts" etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author warfore
        I upgraded and generally liked the improvements. Ran into a problem when I was checking AWSTATS search queries and decided to investigate the keyword posts. Everthing seemed fine but several of my older posts with Amazon links were getting 404 errors (for the Amazon links). Further investigation indicated that almost all the Amazon links had 404 errors. It stumped me for a couple of days before I found out that the permalink structure needed to be updated. If you run into this error just update the options and it should work again.
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  • Profile picture of the author rain21
    posting section has a good change in WP 3.1, i like it more than the other changes.
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