WordPress 2.2.1 bugs

I hadn’t updated WordPress since the time they had issues with some intruders on the WP servers, but I guess it was about time to get over it and catch up with the new versions. But, just minutes after upgrading to WordPress 2.2.1, I tried out a few things and it seems that I have discovered one or two bugs. That’s great…

First of all, the author feed always delivers full content. It seems that the author-feed generator, not only does not take into account the <!--more--> tag, but it does not even check if the full text/summary setting has been set in the WP options. Although such bugs are considered of minor priority, some publishers, especially if they have chosen not to deliver full content through the feeds, will get upset with this.

Second, the popup comments feature has not been designed to work. I can hardly believe that the person who implemented the comments_popup_link() function has any idea of what s/he wants to do. I’ve wasted much time, until I noticed the following condition in that function’s code:

if ( is_single() || is_page() )

What this piece of code means: if the comments_popup_link() template tag is placed in single page view (single.php template), it should return nothing, instead of the link to the comments page! But, if I do not place a link to the comments page in the article’s single page view, where the f’k should I place it?

If I miss anything here, please let me know. I cannot figure out how the popup comments can be implemented.

Finally, let’s not forget the fact that every block of code you publish in <pre> tags must be checked so that every backslash is escaped properly, or else it won’t show up in the document.

But, that’s enough for one day.

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George Notaras is the editor of the G-Loaded Journal, a technical blog about Free and Open-Source Software. George, among other things, is an enthusiast self-taught GNU/Linux system administrator. He has created this web site to share the IT knowledge and experience he has gained over the years with other people. George primarily uses CentOS and Fedora. He has also developed some open-source software projects in his spare time.

2 responses on “WordPress 2.2.1 bugs

  1. db0 Permalink →

    I’ve found that the full text bug can be worked around by using feedburner which can do it for you.

  2. George Notaras Post authorPermalink →

    I have posted the details about the issue I write about above in this WordPress Trac ticket.

    … and I am not going to use feedburner to resolve any issue! I am very stubborn about this service :-)