First thoughts about WordPress 2.8

WordPress logoGoing mainstream has its price and so has going with WordPress. It is a populair application and does work great as a drop-in-place-and-run application, but it kicks and screems when you try to tame it for mass shared hosting. And I still wonder who kicks and screems harder. The code or the developers.

For now 2.8 is on hold for me to see how I can modify it so it becomes usable again in a shared hosting environment. And the following line in the release announcement worries me.

The core and plugin updaters in previous versions of WordPress have been such a success we decided to bring the same to themes. You can now browse the entire theme directory and install a theme with one click from the comfort of your WordPress dashboard.

It is going to be interesting when I load it on a test container next week. Maybe I will update MediaWiki 1.14 to 1.15 first to get in a good mood.