WordPress Now at 3 Point Oh!

WordPress Upgraded

Following the internal  prompts, I’ve now upgraded all my WordPress installations to version 3.

Only one site didn’t want to ‘take’ using the upgrade button so I had to do it the old FTP upload method.  For all of them, after checking wp-config.php I’ve discovered that a whole new raft of security passwords have been implemented.  These needed generating and pasting into each wp-config file.

These are handily available here, https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/salt/ and refreshing the page generates a new set of codes to paste into each website (we don’t want the same one now, do we? !!)  This is a sample output:

define('AUTH_KEY',         '{p5hDGT(#P8<h^*7)a_[83Z{bg3BW8zx,+DF-^b[j#=B5s]LDa3 Oj`_Z;s}$j)&');
define('SECURE_AUTH_KEY',  '? rNH,,8|v+{+tT1)#PQ@~_04}gSq1G/,||QbCIz-6le0JF})_mAOjj7}j!rkX*%');
define('LOGGED_IN_KEY',    'bJy+b}XgZhz&?DBJPCtjiC)S3w+y&9WIeR-LU{$O/Pm$g_z*]I|4D7ciK94IrEr0');
define('NONCE_KEY',        '8KK7=E~83:g:r,obk R98{JOm6juB^b,Q/$2Q?~&#]gidTxJD;}JB;|?ydn(:iR$');
define('AUTH_SALT',        'VpR<E<`%od|hG/m%6@5%_cHTf+#esj^R8*$pQ}I?&6,w!I`Jxrz?=BQA$j|(C95)');
define('SECURE_AUTH_SALT', 'e=k{+sqg@/4e-~fRV:@jH9lHqfy^M7HvVkp=MeRc)uQOT e#$K2)!8G7urN[STm>');
define('LOGGED_IN_SALT',   'vx<n#NJqb&M?xT2@yg; -DWQ)pDy#137z3ga#q4$odysCbnRlnp_N,c_seMZ9pP|');
define('NONCE_SALT',       '1+uBKH,=0tEP$p)0Cfdr*tQ|<|l1dN@tHtZo->GeQIj*]Xt9Moc XuJG7`>?.~dG');

Things to Do

If you checked out the video you’ll have seen a heap of new things.

The big things for me are,

  • the custom menu structure
  • the easy potential for one WordPress installation to manage all my sites – millions as they say!

The advantage of the latter is a much simpler upgrade path for WordPress – i.e. one instead of many, with all that that entails.

So things to do are;

  • Make a multi-website WordPress system
  • Redo all themes as the current crop do not support the custom menu structure

…er…  that’s it for now.

By Strangely

Founding member of the band Crawling Chaos from the North-East of England

One comment

  1. I love the new custom menu too. I am using a plugin to manage my menu as the older WP version had a few quirks that couldn't handle it. Gonna be rid of it soon. Now all we need is some more themes that support the custom menu. Right now there are only a few available.

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