WordPress 2.1 Upgrade

I’ve upgraded this blog to WordPress 2.1. Let me know if anything looks out of the ordinary.

The only noticeable problem I’ve fond so far is that WP 2.1 broke my blogroll. I was using a customized bit of PHP to make my blogroll display just right. Now it’s throwing me a SQL error. It’s probably something simple, but I’m too tired to figure it out right now. So I’ve disabled the blogroll for now.

I may decide to just leave it. The Google Reader section of my sidebar lets me share the most interesting posts from people that I read. That way I don’t have to prune my blogroll for dead blogs. If you want a link in the sidebar, get me to subscribe to your blog and then write something good. My sidebar would thus only have interesting and up-to-date links. We’ll see.

The good parts: WordPress feels a lot snappier now. It’s also been automatically saving this post as I’ve been writing it. Other upgrades listed on the WordPress website.

Update for everyone who cares: I’m definitely dropping my blogroll. Personally, I never use anyone else’s blogrolls any more. I’d rather have the much more dynamic list of recently interesting content from Google Reader.

And considering that you can actually lose Google ranking if you have too many links on your page, it might even help drive traffic to my blog if I take down my blogroll.

I’ve expanded the size of my Around the Net box in the sidebar and I’ll try to make sure to mark any really interesting content as I find it.

By the way, if you want to subscribe to a feed of just the stuff I’ve been sharing in Google Reader, you can use this feed right here.

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