New WordPress

I just upgraded to the new 1.5.1 release by running svn up. Total upgrade time? 3 seconds. That’s hard to beat. Unfortunately updates like mine don’t bump the counter.

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From what I’ve seen, it’s almost a little humble to be calling this WordPress 1.5.1. Lots of the changes are substantial and refine WordPress in smart, elegant ways.

The upgrade went smooth however when attempting a clean, new, install for a new blog, using 1.5.1, I received the following error after creating wp-config.php:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: get_bloginfo() in /home/.bambalona/jarkolicious/newsite/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 304

The file wp-includes/template-functions-general.php exists and get_bloginfo() is a function within that so any idea why this error might be happening?

Matt: How about a short tutorial on upgrading to the latest WordPress via SVN? Your method. It would probably go a long way in the way people upgrade to WordPress and probably the closest to automating WordPress upgrades. 3 seconds? Wow!


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I’m getting this:

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: get_bloginfo() in …/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 304

Is there any other way to fix this without downgrading to MySQL 4.0.24? I’m doing a website for a friend, and I don’t have shell access. I uploaded everything (FTP), but I’m getting this error when I try to run the install. Please help!

Nevermind. All of my information was correct, but I didn’t realize that the database was hosted somewhere other than ‘localhost’. Hope my epiphany helps someone else!

Minor point of confusion for me: I downloaded the 1.5.1 tar file and installed it. However, my admin console told me I was still running 1.5 (in the footer). I was worried the upgrade had failed, but in turns out the version.php file still says “1.5” instead on “1.5.1”. Just a heads up.

“svn up” may not bump the counter – but “svn co” could, and “svn up” could still log something – all you need are svn’s post-commit hooks I believe.

[…] If you see this post, then the move to TextDrive was successful. I also upgraded to WordPress version 1.6-ALPHA-2-still-dont-use. So far it looks nice, I haven’t had any problems with it. There’s now a WYSIWYG (tinyMCE) for editing and creating posts. The admin area has been prettied up with all sorts of Ajax effects / interfaces. One of the reasons I upgraded to using the latest version out of subversion was so that I could upgrade as easily as the upgrade procedure Matt bragged about. Hopefully I don’t shoot myself in the foot with it, though. […]