Upgraded WordPress

After years of running an old version, WordPress was updated today to the latest version with the amazing help of Adam Scheinberg, the OSNews webmaster. I was afraid that my custom theme/plugins would stop working, but everything went very smoothly! I will be keeping WordPress up to date now.

In the suggestion of Adam, I also installed the WPTouch plugin, which offers a mobile interface to the iPhone, iPod Touch, HTC Dream G1 & some few Blackberries, and I manually added support for the Palm Pre and more Android phones. Looks great! If you own such a device, check it out by simply loading up this blog on your browser.

Right now, WordPress is such a joy! I even disabled two plugins I used to use since the functionality is now built-in! And for a third plugin, I didn’t have to hack it, since the functionality is now built-in! Finally, the loading of the front page feels snappier! Much happy!

Update: If you are also using WPTouch and you would like more mobile support, do this: open with a text editor the wptouch.php file, search for the word “agent”, and change this:

“iPhone”,
“iPod”,
“aspen”,
“dream”,
“incognito”,

to this:

“iPhone”,
“iPod”,
“aspen”,
“dream”,
“Android”,
“WebOS”,
“Series60/3”,
“Series60/5”,
“incognito”,

This will add support for all Android phones, Palm Pre, and the specific Nokia smartphones that use webkit. Please convert the smart quotes above to plain double quotes before you insert the text to your script.

5 Comments »

blover wrote on June 24th, 2009 at 7:53 PM PST:

welcome to the club, glad you could join us;)


Presence wrote on June 24th, 2009 at 9:41 PM PST:

So awesome, thanks for the WPTouch plugin tip! I also edited wptouch.php to add in my “Danger Sidekick/Hiptop” cellphone device’s User-agent string:

“Danger hiptop”,


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Eugenia wrote on June 24th, 2009 at 9:44 PM PST:

Does it work well though with the WPTouch CSS code? Could you test it? Including the categories/search/menu bar?


Mateusz Szczurek wrote on June 25th, 2009 at 12:56 AM PST:

Looks great on Series60/3 (Nokia E71), but categories/search/menu bar does not work.


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Eugenia wrote on June 25th, 2009 at 12:58 AM PST:

Yeah, that’s the only thing that doesn’t work with the S60 browser. That’s ok though, not a biggie. Besides, there’s a way to turn off the mobile pages and load the normal one, if someone needs to use these options.


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