WordPress 2.0.6 released! As many of you are aware, I recently struggled with a WordPress problem that prevented me from sending outbound trackbacks. Due to my good friend Stephan Spencer’s help, I was able to finally locate a problem which dozens of other people had tried to locate but could not.
What was this problem? It turned out to be quite simple, I had a dead pinging URL entry in my Options>Writing>Update Services entry which caused the posting process to bog down. It appears the outbound ping trackback is behind Options>Writing>Update Services pings in the order of the execution and therefore the outbound trackback never was making it out (this is my theory). I’d urge WordPress to investigate this and see if it would be possible to reorder this so the outbound trackback was sent even if there was a dead ping entry in Options>Writing>Update Services. If you are having trouble sending an outbound trackback remove everything in the Options>Writing>Update Services try to see if that works. If it does, you have a bad entry in Options>Writing>Update Services needing removal.
My current WordPress wishlist:
1. Test your code fully before releasing a new version please. There was a significant glitch with Feedburner.
2. Start to incorporate major plugins (Feedburner, Podpress, Trackback Validator, Viper’s Video Quicktags, etc) into the core software functionality. If Feedburner and other major plugins were incorporated into testing, the problem above would not have occurred.
3. In my last wishlist in August, I posted the following: “I’d like all of the funtionality of being hosted on wordpress.org – when I signed up I did not know of these differences and quite frankly it’s a disappointment as I want my own domain. I hope you seriously listen to this. To get corporate users to adopt WordPress this would pretty much be mandatory!” My wish has not come true yet.
4. Make eliminating Askimet “False Positives” a top priority. It has the potential to create serious problems in the blogosphere.
5. Create a solution for the Options>Writing>Update Services issue so that no WordPress user ever has to deal with the issue I dealt with.
6. Release 2.0.7 and announce what steps you will take to prevent a version with a bug being released again. please show us your innovative learning culture is focused on the customer experience.
7. I hope that WordPress chooses to actively listen and acknowledge known concerns and post future wishlists transparently on their blog in the future for community feedback.
Thank you for listening, I welcome additions and expansion of this list and the creation of happy bloggers everywhere!
UPDATE: Item 8 – Have embedded video work with WSYWIG editor without conflict!