On June 17 the most recent version of WordPress, WordPress 3.0 (dubbed “Thelonious”) was released for general use. This newest version of the popular blogging software comes with several changes including a bulk updater, changes to the backend interface, custom menus, and a new theme. WordPress & MU were merged in this update to provide multisite control from one installation. Watch the video for more details:
In webcomics, WordPress 3.0 appears to be playing nice with the currently available versions of Webcomic/Inkblot and ComicPress. I’ve personally updated a ComicPress test site and Walking the Lethe, which uses Webcomic/Inkblot, without problems. There have been a couple of hiccups here and there though, so check out below for what you might want to watch out for while doing your updates.
There are no new updates at this time for Webcomic or Inkblot in response to WordPress 3.0 coming out, but everything appears to be solid. Mike states on the Webcomic forum that an extra “Chapter” tab is showing up underneath the Posts section on your dashboard. Don’t use it! The proper Chapter tab is still located under Webcomic. You can keep up to date with changes via the Webcomic/Inkblot forum.
A new version of ComicPress Manager was released for subdirectory installations and the theme updated. If you notice your comics and blog not displaying properly, check the Comicpress settings to make sure the categories have not been reset. Frumph recommends that everyone enable storylines in the ComicPress Manager, even if you are not using them. The Comic Blog Post widget & Members code use also require some minor changes. See the ComicPress 22.214.171.124 – share FIX TIPS HERE thread on the Comicpress forum for details, help, and to share your solutions.
WordPress 3.0 Hiccup
This is not webcomic or webcomic theme/plugin specific, but WordPress 3.0 did eat my PayPal buttons on the Walking the Lethe site. I recommend you do a double check just to be sure when upgrading. The fix is as easy as replacing the code.