WordPress 2.6 Windows hosting issue

If you’re hosting your WordPress blog on windows, you might consider holding off a bit on upgrading to 2.6. A bug has come up where permalinks aren’t working the way they should… The issue has already been addressed in the support forums, but a fix hasn’t been submitted yet.

I found out the hard way because Nina upgraded her blog, and her permalinks broke. We had to insert a category and tag base, which she didn’t have before, to make it work (that is the “official” work around), but it isn’t the nice clean solution you’d like.

On a side note, if you’re considering WordPress, and want to host it yourself, I highly recommend Linux WordPress hosting over Windows hosting: you should go with WestHost, if you ask me…


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9 Responses

  1. Hasan SaleemBy Hasan Saleem on 16 July, 2008

    It seems that the “best” content management system in the world will never have a stable version ever.

  2. Jelmer de JongBy Jelmer de Jong on 16 July, 2008

    This isn’t a Windows hostings issue. I had the same problem at our Linux + Apache environment. Thank you for pointing out the workaround.

  3. Devon YoungBy Devon Young on 16 July, 2008

    Thanks for the tip there. I was about to upgrade the new version on a Windows platform for someone today. You just made my day a little easier.

  4. ChrisBy Chris on 16 July, 2008

    “On a side note, if you’re considering WordPress, and want to host it yourself, I highly recommend Linux hosting over Windows hosting…”

    Oh, so many more reasons that just WordPress to host on Linux.

  5. richard baxterBy richard baxter on 16 July, 2008

    It’s altogether possible that WP just isn’t as thoroughly tested on Windows platforms. It’s open source after all, so i wonder what % of the dev community are coding and hosting in Linux!

  6. ChrisBy Chris on 16 July, 2008

    I wouldn’t doubt it at all. Linux is so efficient I could never imagine migrating to a MS platform.

  7. Joost de ValkBy Joost de Valk on 17 July, 2008

    Glad I made some of your lives a bit eaiser, and richard baxter: you’re 100% right :)

  8. KatBy Kat on 17 July, 2008

    I had the same issue on Windows, although it works perfectly well on Linux+Apache. Thanks for the review as I thought I was the only one with the bug:) Great blog, BTW! Keep up the good work!

  9. KathyBy Kathy on 18 July, 2008

    I’m with Chris… this is reason #762 to host on Linux!