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Matt Says 2.0.x For Non-Serious Bloggers

I know this is a little tabloid, but I thought it was interesting. I have stated my opinion on the WordPress podcast a few times that people should switch to 2.1, as the auto-save feature alone was worth it, but Matt Mullenweg has gone a step farther saying that people serious about their blogs don’t use the 2.0.x branch.

This comes from a recent plugin addition by Matt allowing random redirects which isn’t compatible with the 2.0.x branch of WordPress.

He says and I quote, “I have no plans to make it compatible with 2.0. If you’re serious about your blog, you should be on 2.1.”.

Did he go a little too far in saying that? Well maybe, but it does show that while they do support the older branch for security releases, Matt, himself, doesn’t support the idea of sticking with it for your blog.

Check out the post yourself. There hasn’t been much feedback on what Matt has said as of yet, but it is probably better to focus on the nifty plugin he released anyways.

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  1. Douglas Karr says: 4/24/2007

    Having had a couple ‘Digg-type’ events on my site, WP2.1 kept up (along with WP-Cache without a problem. The ol’ 2.0 (even with WP-Cache) continuously crashed under pressure. I’m really impressed with 2.1 – it’s a huge leap ahead of any competition.


  2. David Peralty ) says: 4/24/2007

    Douglas – I agree with you, but I think that some people don’t like change, and really that is what WordPress 2.1 definitely is. I don’t think anyone should really say that you aren’t a serious blogger if you don’t update. But that’s just me.

    I am a big 2.1 fan and so I definitely recommend the upgrade.


  3. Mike says: 4/24/2007

    I’m surprised that he’s come out and made a comment like that. I’m using WP2.0 purely because my current host doesn’t have MySQL 4.0+ installed so does that mean I’m not serious about blogging just because I’m not prepared to chuck away 6 months of hosting I’ve already paid for?


  4. David Peralty ) says: 4/24/2007

    Hey Mike, thanks for the real world example. I am sure it was a slip up on Matt’s side, being the progressive thinker that he is.

    I don’t think any less of you and your 2.0 loving. :) But when your year is up… if they won’t upgrade, move on…cause 2.1 rocks!


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