WordPress 2.8.5 and All In One SEO Pack

If you’ve logged in to your admin screen lately, you should have see a notice that “WordPress 2.8.5 is available! Please update now.”  It’s not a major update. WordPress is calling it a “hardening” release; it’s basically a security update.

I updated plugins at the same time I updated to 2.8.5 on TechnoEarthMama, and  All in One SEO Pack was one of those with an update. Some people have gotten 502 errors recently after updating this plugin; I got one when I tried to go to the plugin’s admin screen to update options. I simply deactivated and reactivated the plugin, and everything was fine after that, but if it’s still not working for you,  Devin Price tweeted a post on the WordPress.org forums which offers another solution. It does require editing the plugin. Also, don’t forget that there’s a radio button you need to click on the All in One SEO Pack settings page to enable the plugin (in addition to activating the plugin through WordPress).

Finally, if you’re interested, you can find out more about the changes coming in WordPress 2.9 over at ShanKrila (thanks to Kelly Guimont for the tip).

Yes, We Are Meeting October 15!

It’s time for our monthly third Thursday user group meeting! We don’t have a speaker or special topic planned, so we’ll have some open discussion and Q & A time.  Feel free to share something you learned at WordCamp Portland, ask questions about something you didn’t understand, or get help with a problem on your blog.

As usually, we’ll be at Webtrends at 6:00 p.m.