[wp-hackers] 2.1 Plugin Compatibility List

Ryan Boren ryan at boren.nu
Tue Dec 5 21:32:40 GMT 2006

Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> Aaron Brazell wrote:
>> My findings indicate that many plugin authors still like to use the db 
>> variabls like $tableposts or $table_prefix instead of $wpdb->posts, 
>> $wpdb->prefix. Those are major issues with a lot of plugins. I also 
>> know podPress is broken under 2.1 but I let the author know of that 
>> the other day and he is working toward a fix apparently.
> Would you be up for writing a 2-3 paragraph post for the WP.org dev blog 
> giving tips for plugin authors to update their plugins for 2.1 compat?

Some things I've seen trip up plugins and themes:

* There is no longer a linkcategories table.  (Affects several themes)
* There is now a post_type field for distinguishing pages and posts.
* NOW() is gone from all queries.  Future posts have their own post_status.


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