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 gifted & talented band, "The 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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