Well, rats. Nothing like going away on a holiday and coming back to a “Be afraid! Be very afraid!!” message:
Okay okay!!! I give in! I’m now in the process of upgrading to the latest version of WordPress.
If all goes well, nobody will notice anything, but let’s get real. Chances are that all will not go well….
Sigh… I hate change.
edit 13 September 2009: Well. That was a bit of a nightmare. First I had to go through EVERY plugin to find out which one was causing ALL the posts to disappear.
Then all I had to do was deal with the bizarre sidebar that was showing all the links rather than single categories. By scouring the WordPress forums and googling, I finally found the answer here:
in 2.1 the post categories and link categories are merged in one single categories table, so they get renumbered.
Wow. I would never have guessed this!
I also would never have guessed that the coding itself would be changed! It turns out that this is the coding I should be using now in order to show only the links in the category now numbered 52. I thought I’d post the answer here too just in case there are others who have waited as long as I to upgrade from the legacy version.
(It used to be
wp_get_links(14);) No wonder people hate upgrading!! What’s with changing the code completely? “get_links” seems just as good as “list_bookmarks” – not to mention that “get_links” is shorter. (Do you think the people who did the revamp on WordPress work for Microsoft?)