I’m pretty pissed with WordPress (the organisation) at the moment. There are several known, significant (and progressively affecting more people) bugs with WordPress 2 which are making my life a misery.
- the UTW bug means that unless you use the default (non-search engine friendly) format for URIs, tag-based listings are stuffed. So for the time being I’m stuck with, for example
http://www.stephencollins.org/?p=128as my URI style, rather than my preference, which would be some thing like
It’s all apparently to do with WordPress’ mind-boggling decision to completely rewrite (somehow) Apache mod-rewrite within WordPress itself. So, rather than continuing to use a known, proven piece of technology, they’ve implemented a buggy replacement which is affecting a significant number of users (but not all).
- the ELA bug is worse… And it appears to affect a lot of people if you read the ELA support forum on Flickr. This bug, which seems to have its root in the Apache mod-rewrite madness also (maybe… probably… who knows…) completely borks ELA, so that your live archive is non-existent. It’s just dead.
Wierdest of all is that on my initial reinstall of ELA when I upgraded to WP2, the whole bloody thing worked a treat for about an hour… Then it simply wandered off into the ether. F#@k!
Frankly I’m pretty pissed – one, that I’m affected by both these bugs, which didn’t manifest on my initial upgrade, and two, that WordPress seems to be pretty silent on the whole matter rather than at least being sympathetic and reassuring the user community that fixes are on the way.
I can’t downgrade as the WP2 database structure is significantly different to the WP 1.5.x structure and I threw away my backup when everything seemed to work. F#@k again!
I really hope WordPress get their finger out soon and do something about this, as it is affecting a lot of users and they are likely to lose them to some of the other platforms. Also, I’d just like my blog to work the way I want it to – friendly URIs and a nice, functional live archive…