Just 5 links this week but they are all quality ones. I collected more during the week but then pulled some of them. A commenter noticed that I was being especially negative lately and I decided to remove some of the snark. This week I’ve got Gimp tutorials, information about WordPress 2.7, using the WordPress visual text editor, free eBooks, and an article about blogging from Copyblogger.
Do you upgrade as soon as a new version of WordPress comes out? Do you wait a little while to make sure all the kinks are worked out? Or are you still running a much older version like 2.0 and refuse to upgrade?
I’m in the middle on this one. I like to upgrade but I am cautious and careful about it. First, I like to see what happens. Are as many bugs introduced as were corrected? Are people reporting problems with the upgrade? I usually wait until the .1 update before upgrading. Before upgrading, however, I do a little bit of research. I check to see if my must have plugins are compatible with the upgrade as plugins are frequently the reason why an upgrade goes awry. If certain plugins aren’t compatible, I might wait or I will look for an alternative. Sometimes I will decide that I no longer need the plugin.