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Farewell Ultimate Tag Warrior

I’ve spent the last four hours or so upgrading to the latest WordPress (off SVN). I’m now running 2.3 beta2. Thanks to an in-built tagging system, I have done away with UTW , which was running like a dog, due to (known) database issues. I’ve also spent ages checking and updating plugins… many of which (may) have issues with WordPress 2.3. Watch out for that!

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  1. Posted 11 years, 9 months ago // Permalink

    Did you also update to Sandbox 1.0 or stick with and modify your original conversion?

    I have 2.3 beta 2 on a test system currently, I know this is a time consuming process

  2. Posted 11 years, 9 months ago // Permalink

    I’ve installed the beta for testing currently only but didn’t run into problems with the plugins I installed, so far it appears to be running quite smoothly. I must admit though that you do have a whole lot of plugins which I am not using :P.

    The tagging system built in definitely is great though, a warm welcomed feature. Going to wait a bit though before upgrading my blog itself to 2.3, bringing it along directly with quite a bunch of other big changes.

  3. Posted 11 years, 9 months ago // Permalink

    I know it’s an ongoing process, but for your benefit, I noticed that the UTW tags are still present on this page, and it returns an error.


  4. Posted 11 years, 9 months ago // Permalink

    I would love to know which plugins we can spare by using WP 2.3 – obviously UTW can go, that’s a good thing.

    Any more plugins integrated to core ?

  5. Posted 11 years, 9 months ago // Permalink

    Built-in tagging?! Awesome! I have been thinking about adding a tagging plugin to my site but I think I will hold off now for the official 2.3 release. Thanks for the heads up!

  6. Posted 11 years, 9 months ago // Permalink


    I just spent 5 hours editing my theme to display Ultimate Tag Warrior tags where I wanted them and how I wanted them without breaking my layout. And I’m not even done yet.

    But in a couple of months I’ll be getting my own domain and new host so I’ll be able to upgrade then and take my time getting it right before I close down the old site.

    Looking forward to learning more about 2.3.

    Thank for the heads up.

  7. Posted 11 years, 9 months ago // Permalink

    Did you loose all your tags and have to rebuild them, or did they somehow transfer into the new wordpress?

    I was getting tired of UTW always erasing my tags everytime I approved a comment. Looking forward to the new version of wordpress.

  8. Posted 11 years, 9 months ago // Permalink

    That is great news. I hate using Ultimate Tag Warrior.

  9. Alister Cameron
    Posted 11 years, 9 months ago // Permalink

    @Andy – mate, I stuck with my original conversion. I plan to make the leap at some time, which should be pretty easy, but I’ve left that for another day.

    @Nathan – thanks buddy, I missed that one. Will get to it asap.

    @Matt – the only one that I saw newly integrated was UTW (sort of) with the new native tagging (taxonomy thingy). There may be others, but not that I was using.

    @Brent – there is a very good UTW-specific importer in WordPress 2.3. It worked without a hitch (I tested it first!).

    One thing on plugins…

    It may be that more plugins will/would break after deleting the tables in the database that are no longer used in WordPress 2.3. I have left those tables there. I figured it was easier for now to do that. has more on schema changes in 2.3 if you need to know…


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