Sorry for the missing sidebar content. I haven’t had time to dig in and fix this yet. Thankfully, the rest of the site is functional. Please excuse the mess. Fixed via downgrade to 2.7.1. More thoughts after the jump! So it turns out that there are quite a few of us who had to downgrade from WordPress 2.8 back to WordPress 2.7.1. Fortunately, I keep backups of my databases and was able to quickly and easily downgrade by re-installing the 2.7.1 files and upgrading (err, downgrading) my database. I find it very disappointing when an organization I’ve grown to trust drops such a major disappointment in my lap. Our Beta culture rears its ugly head yet again.

Grab your pitchfork and help me end our Beta culture!

Grab your pitchfork and help me end our Beta culture!

I still adore 2.7.1 and the lovely free-ness of WordPress. But with the increased power that WordPress has accumulated comes greater responsibility. Take heed!