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WordPress Upgrade Woes

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Blogging, Geekery | Posted on 30-03-2008


Ack! I upgraded to the latest version of WordPress (2.5) yesterday, and now one of my favorite plug-ins (Now Reading) isn't working! You can see the books I'm reading at the moment over there in the sidebar, and I can get into the administrative interface, but the library display doesn't work. Any of the actual book or author pages come up 404. Meep!

It isn't just on this blog, either—Fibrant Living has the same problem.

The WP administrative interface has been completely redesigned. I'm not sure what might have been changed behind the scenes, so I'm a little worried about trying to go back to the previous version.

I've posted messages in the plug-in author's forum and bug tracker. I'm hoping to hear from him soon! Rob actually responded in the comments, and the new version resolved the problem. Yay!

Comments (7)

I found your site through the Now Read­ing forum, and I’ve had the same prob­lem. After a lit­tle research, it looks like it has some­thing to do with the rewrite rules with Now Read­ing, and Word­Press 2.5 ignor­ing the rewrite rules Now Read­ing is try­ing to use. For the moment, I’ve turned off the “Use mod_​rewrite enhanced library?” option in Now Read­ing; you can access the books and library, the URLS just don’t look as pret­ty. I think a new­er ver­sion of Now Read­ing may be com­ing, as Rob seems to be using ver­sion 4.4.2, but the high­est release he has avail­able seems to be 4.4.1. Any­way, just let­ting you know you’re not alone, and shar­ing my tem­po­rary fix.

Thanks, I’ll try that.

I’m using 4.4.2, down­loaded from the sub­ver­sion directory.

Looks like you’ve got it work­ing! I see that Rob has 4.4.2 avail­able as the main down­load now, so is that what fixed it? I have been wait­ing to upload to 2.5 until this was fixed.

Thank you for the pic­ture of Mal­colm… *drool*

I hope you get your tech issue sort­ed out 🙂

I did, with some help.

Isn’t he a doll? I couldn’t han­dle watch­ing the last sea­son of Buffy, because he was cast as such a hor­rif­i­cal­ly evil character.

Good­ness gra­cious, Caleb in Buffy real­ly, intense­ly creeped me out!