So… I installed WordPress 3.0 today here. It’s supposed to be wonderful, or terrible, depending on who you ask. I’ve seen some people swear by its exciting new features. I’ve seen other people, without actually trying it, decry the changes and declare that they’re going to stop using WP and code their own blog from scratch instead.
My experience so far: it looks mostly the same, except for all the things that are broken. It pretty-much broke all my plugins, one way or another, including Disqus comments. (Which I can have enabled, and then the WP admin pages break, or I can disable it… which I was thinking of doing anyway… possibly turning comments off altogether, since they certainly don’t happen around here the way they do on “real blogs”) Then, since I’d made quite a few custom changes to my theme to work with the various plugins, the site broke. I glanced at currently-popular free WP themes for a couple minutes, then decided to use the exciting, “new” default theme. Several features of which also appear to be broken.
I’ll probably tweak it a bit, and if you have suggestions please feel free to comment… comments ought to be working correctly… but yeah, that’s why it looks different. WP 3.0.