Time for a spruce-up

WordPress 3 has arrived and it coincided with a need to move my web host platform to one with an up to date php/mysql installation that could support WP 2.1+

The move to the new host was relatively straight forward and once confirmed working I proceeded to upgrade WP and take advantage of the new features.

Overall the admin screen is beautiful and the widgets editing is great.  I’m quite happy with the pimp up I’ve done so far and the fact I’m now free to write whatever I like without running into hurdles from my prehistoric WP version.

Saved Bacon

If you have one of these clever domain name forwarding to point a blah.com to myisp.homespace.com/blah.  Dont ever, ever change the URI setting for your wordpress blog to match the new blah.com.

You’ll quickly find your stylesheets not found because blah.com/stylesheet doesn’t equate to myisp.homespace.com/blah/stylesheet.  Not only that, the wp-admin wont let you in because everything is pointing to the wrong spot.
WordPress Site URL Guide will tell you to do something like

update wp_options set option_value=’http://correct/uri’ where option_name=’siteurl’;

and shows how you’d do it in PHP myAdmin