WordPress 2.3 offers not only a bunch of new features but also substantial changes in the databases table structure. The old ‘wp_categories’ table has gone and was substituted by a new taxonomy schema. One plugin which requires the old ‘wp_categories’ table is the Ultimate Category Cloud. I like the way of displaying the categories as a font-weighted cloud so I opened first a beer, second the editor and updated the plugins PHP code. Only two SQL statements are affected but these statements are more of less completely new.
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This is the first time I take over a so called ‘Stöckchen’ without get it thrown. It’s related to movies and since I still like movies from time to time – after a time I partly lived for them – I take the chance. The questions are in english so my answers, too. For the same reason the movies are linked with the international IMDB instead of the german OFDB. If you try to search the OFDB, please make sure you are searching for the original title, not the german one.
Ok, let’s go:
Just another WordPress upgrade and just another upgrade process done on ‘my way’. While I did the first two upgrades according the detailed upgrade instructions which can be found in the WordPress documentation, starting with 2.0.3 – as far as I remember – I changed to a more simple approach. Before reading further, please note that this way is a very basic one and I guarantee for nothing. It may work for you as for me or it may mutate your WordPress installation into a set of useless files. So, if you have doubts, have a nice day. If you don’t have some kind of UNIX shell access to your WordPress installation (prefered by ssh), have a nice day, too.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT USE THIS METHOD WHEN UPGRADING FROM ANY OTHER RELEASE THAN 2.0.x !!!