It’s late summer (or late winter in the SH) so it must be time to upgrade the blog to the latest and greatest WordPress edition. (why do I offer to do this? I must be mad)
Climate Audit is current on a lowly version 2.2.1 and the latest version is 2.6.1
Much to my surprise, WP upgraded without too much fuss on the test system, despite the re-engineering that has gone on since the last upgrade. Even the Tiga theme continued to work (wonders will never cease).
So in the next hour or so (after I’ve run a full backup), the blog will upgrade. During this process, things will appear to not work, but don’t worry – just come back in 30 minutes.
For those desperate to type something, the Climate Audit Forum is available and won’t be affected.
Update: The upgrade has finished. Please let me know what’s broken in the comments below (or if that’s broken, send an e-mail to climateaudit AT gmail.com )
Update #2: We are running on a new theme, “Atahualpa” by BytesForAll. Thanks to BFA for creating the theme, and helping us with tweaks to solve several display issues. (The previous “tiga” theme crashes CA, so it’s gone.)
Please comment if familiar elements are missing, or if you find bugs or browser incompatibilities in the new theme.
Update #3: There’s a handy new feature at CA. To link your comment to a previous comment in the thread, just click on the link under the comment number of interest. It says “reply and paste link” and will do just that: it pastes a properly formatted link to that comment, into your comment. You can actually paste as many links as you need. The link will survive any rearrangements and movements of comments, which is handy because spam and other snipped comments are regularly removed. Try it! (Sep 2: until now it worked intermittently. Fixed.)