[wp-hackers] 2.1 Plugin Compatibility List

Aaron Brazell emmensetech at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 22:24:21 GMT 2006

On Dec 5, 2006, at 4:32 PM, Ryan Boren wrote:

> 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.
> Ryan

Thanks Ryan. If anyone else has anything that may have not been  
touched on, feel free to post them. I'll work on a post in the next  
few days. I think I have a decent grasp on most of the stuff but more  
eyes are always appreciated.


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