This evening I upgraded my blog to WordPress 2.5, the latest version of the famous blogging software. It’s pretty neat, has a nice revamped interface, and introduces a few nice changes along the way. They’re not differences you’ll notice as a reader though, which is partly why I loaded up a new theme, so you’d have something different to look at! The theme isn’t mine, incidentally, I couldn’t be bothered to spend all that time developing it and wanted something quickly, so used someone else’s.
On the whole, WordPress 2.5 works well. Apart from one issue that remains unsolved. When editing posts (like this one) there should be a little icon that lets me add images; that icon, sadly, does not appear. A quick search of the WP support forums show that actually a lot of people are experiencing the same problem, and no one seems to have produced a definitive solution yet. For the moment I think the best bet will just be to wait eagerly for WP 2.5.1 and hope they fix the problem, and in the meantime live without images. Not a huge problem, as I don’t often include images in my posts, but it would be nice to have the option!
I’ve also just discovered that the link button doesn’t work in Safari. Fortunately I can edit the HTML and insert it manually, but it’s a bit of a pain. Ah well, no one said technology was flawless…
I’m also looking for ways to customise this theme to make it a little more personalised. Any suggestions?